Journalist reveals former Spurs star could feature against England with fractured cheekbone

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Dom Le Roy

HLN Journalist Kristof Terreur has revealed that Jan Vertonghen could be set to feature in Belgium’s Nations League clash against England despite having a fractured cheekbone.

The central defender left Spurs in the summer after eight years of fantastic service and joined Portuguese giants Benfica.

Although the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to PAOK in the qualifiers, they have made a solid start to their league campaign, winning all of their opening three matches.

However, the Belgian defender fractured his cheekbone two weeks ago, which kept him out of Benfica’s 3-2 win over Farense last Sunday.

However, Terreur reveals that the Red Devils are trying to get the experienced defender to start the game against England with a face mask on.

It remains to be seen if Vertognhen will start against the Three Lions but at least he will not have to worry about coming up against Harry Kane, with his former Spurs teammate likely to miss the game with a muscle injury (The Athletic).

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