Former Chelsea and Aston Villa forward Tony Cascarino believes Jan Vertonghen needs a fresh start after struggling to nail his place down in the Spurs side this season.
Vertonghen’s form since the start of the campaign has left a lot to be desired.
The centre half has not featured regularly in the past few weeks with Jose Mourinho seemingly preferring a centre back partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez.
Japhet Tanganga’s recent emergence has further complicated matters for the 32-year-old whose contract in North London runs out at the end of the season.
Even though the Belgian international has revealed that he is happy at the club (Evening Standard), a recent report in the Daily Mail claimed that Spurs are unlikely to offer him an extension when his current deal runs out.
Cascarino believes the former Ajax man could still be an excellent addition for whoever decides to recruit him in the summer.
Speaking to the talkSPORT (6:11am, February 8, 2020), the 57-year-old said: “I think if Spurs lose him, he will do go a great job for somebody else.”
“He is probably a little bit lost in his career with his contract coming to an end. I just feel there is a real good player in there.”
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As much as I hate to admit it, this does seem like Jan’s final season at Spurs. He definitely seems to have lost some sharpness this season and is making more mistakes as a result. If he fails to put in a string of improved performances soon, I just cannot see the club handing him a new contract.
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