Former Premier League defender Danny Mills has claimed he does not believe it will phase Jose Mourinho if Jan Vertonghen leaves this summer to join Manchester City.
The Belgian international will be out of contract at the end of the current campaign and is able to depart North London as a free agent.
It does not appear Spurs will offer the 33-year-old a contract with the Belgian (Express) not given a late cameo in the emphatic 3-0 victory over Leicester City on Sunday in what could have been his last opportunity to play for the club at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. (Sky Sports).
Pep Guardiola’s side have emerged as potential suitors for the Spurs veteran in recent weeks, according to The Telegraph.
However, Mills does not believe this potential transfer would bother Mourinho in the slightest.
“It would be a blow. I do wonder whether he’s suited to Manchester City though,” Mills told Football Insider.
“He’s got experience and he’s very, very good, but it’s one of those, I think you can’t control it. If you don’t want a player, you have to accept that they’re going to go wherever they want. If you’re saying you don’t want him cause he’s not good enough, pretty much.
“Effectively you’re saying you don’t want him, so if somebody else wants him, good luck to them. I don’t think Spurs or Mourinho will be bothered in the slightest where he goes.”
Vertonghen joined Spurs back in 2012 under the manager, Andre Villas-Boas and has made 315 appearances in all competitions for the Lilywhites (transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
I have absolutely loved having ‘Super Jan’ play for Spurs, however, his time seems to be up. We have to drop the sentiment and evaluate whether it is worth having a player with a hefty wage bill on the books when he is not even playing.
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