Report: Serie A side have tested the water with an approach for Spurs star

Roma have reportedly tested the waters to see if they can land Jan Vertonghen this summer, according to reports from Italy.

Vertonghen’s contract with Spurs runs out in the summer and he is expected to leave the club after eight years in North London (Football Insider).

The Belgian international has been heavily linked with a move to Serie A with Inter Milan (Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness), Napoli and Roma (Gazzetta dello Sport via TEAMtalk) all said to be interested in securing his services.

The centre-back revealed recently that is yet to make a decision on his future (Sporza).

A report by Corriere Dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Roma have stepped up their efforts to sign Vertonghen.

It is suggested that the Serie A club are not confident of landing loane Chris Smalling on a permanent transfer and are ready to offer the Spurs man a place in their starting eleven to bolster his chances of being named in the Belgium squad for the Euros.

Roma are said to have tested the water with a few intermediaries for Vertonghen but it is reported that the 33-year-old’s wages could be a stumbling block for the club.

Spurs Web Opinion

Free agents are going to be highly sought after this summer and so a lot of clubs will likely to be interested in Vertonghen. A move to Italy will suit him given the pace of the game in the Serie A. I believe he still has a good two to three years in him. I would personally rather see us handing the Belgian a two-year extension than signing a stopgap like Smalling.

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