Report: Jan Vertonghen ‘holds talks’ with potential next club

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According to the reports from Italy, Jan Vertonghen is currently in negotiations with AS Roma over a free transfer to the Serie A outfit.

The centre-back’s contract has agreed to a short term extension in North London to see out the remainder of the season at Tottenham.

However, reports over the last couple of months have indicated that the 33-year-old is unlikely to be at Spurs next season (Calcio Mercato).

The Daily Mail has now relayed reports from Italy that suggest that Vertonghen could be Roma bound.

They explain that Il Messaggero have claimed that the Belgian international has been offered a two-year contract by Paulo Fonseca’s side, with the option of a third.

It is suggested that the Spurs star is keen on signing the deal and sealing a move to the Italian capital.

However, they also reveal that Corriere dello Sport have suggested that Roma are only likely to move for Vertonghen if they cannot complete a permanent deal for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling when his loan spell at the Stadio Olympico comes to an end.

Spurs Web Opinion

It looks very much like Vertonghen is likely to play for a Serie A club next season, whether it be Napoli, Roma or Inter Milan. I believe a move to Italy could suit the centre-half and I expect him to have another solid 2-3 years at the top level before hanging up his boots.

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