Report: Tottenham want 25-year-old Premier League defender to replace Vertonghen

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender, Jan Vertonghen, has under six months left on his contract in North London, as he inches towards an exit.

Vertonghen is one of the club’s longest-serving current players, but his form has declined this season and the defender is now 32-years-old.

Jan will be allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer if a new deal is not agreed, and he can already talk to non-English clubs about a pre-contract agreement.

The question then falls to who could replace the Belgian everpresent in the Spurs defence from the past half-decade. One report claims that man could come from Sheffield United.

The Blades have been the surprise package in the Premier League this season, with a campaign built around a brick wall defence, including Jack O’Connell.

Tottenham are now said to be interested in signing the Sheffield defender in the near future, who is a left-footed player much like Vertonghen (Sunday People – 19/01/20 page 49).

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