AS Roma have become the latest club to enter the race for Tottenham defender, Jan Vertonghen, this summer, according to The Sun.
Despite being a Tottenham man for the past eight seasons, Vertonghen’s contract looks set the expire at the end of this campaign unless a renewal can be agreed.
Contract talks between the club and long-serving defender have reportedly stalled as Tottenham were not willing to offer the Belgian international the two-year deal that he demanded (Football Insider).
The Sun report that Roma are now ready to push ahead with a deal to bring the Spurs star to Italy after admitting defeat in their quest to make Chris Smalling’s loan deal a permanent one.
Spurs Web Opinion
I am not all surprised that so many Italian teams are in for Vertonghen. Despite seemingly losing a bit of pace and sharpness, the centre half still has a couple of years left in him at the highest level and slower pace of Serie A will certainly suit his game.