Report: Belgian defender would sign a new contract at Spurs claims journalist

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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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  1. This needs to be done already, Terreur knows the Belgians well and Jan deserves 2 year (minimum) on a decent salary, in return for his unfaltering loyalty, his soldier like performances, his ability to command the defence against the best, even with very frail set ups at times, and for the fact he is one of the best in the game. Jan is loved by all at Spurs and Im of the same opinion as Poch that he looks like he could play on until hes 40 as hes so robust. In 7 years his injury time has been minimal, in relation to his performances.

  2. No doubt Vertonghen deserves a two year extension and even more importantly to himself and the face of the club to have such a high profile player stay at our club until he retires that sends out that this is a great place to play vibe around the world, also Verts deserves to finish his career playing for the club he loves. That said he will know himself i’m sure but he more than likely will be playing back up to Toby and Sanchez that second year (hoping Toby signs contract) not to mention the experience he would be able to pass on to Eric Dier or whoever we bring in to replace him


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