Jan Vertonghen is willing to extend his stay at Tottenham if he is offered a new two-year contract by the club, says Belgian football journalist Kristoff Terreur. (Sky Sports)
He said although Vertonghen is happy at the Lilywhites, he would hope for a longer deal than Spurs’ typical one-year extension.
With only one year left on his current contract, the 32-year-old would be free to leave Spurs on a free next summer – as would his teammate Toby Alderweireld. (Telegraph)
Terreur spoke to Sky Sports News about the centre-back’s current situation at the Londoners:
“We know Spurs’ policy with players over the age of 32, they only offer one-year extensions and these players want two or three years,” he said.
“He’s happy at the moment, he wants to play under Mauricio Pochettino but he’s at a crossroads in his career.
“Do they still get the best out of him next year? We will have to see. But he’s willing to stay and play under Pochettino. It will depend on what Spurs are offering him.
“If they offer him a two-year deal he will sign it. They will have to offer him good money too because it’s his last contract.”
Vertonghen has proven over countless years that he is arguably the most consistent performer in the Spurs side. It would be catastrophic if twelve months from now we have a defence which has neither Vertonghen or Alderweireld at the heart of it.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Most, if not all Spurs fans will wish the club will offer Vertonghen an extended contract. A long-serving player who has played a huge role in the Mauricio Pochettino revolution and is still playing at a high level.
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