Spurs confirm they have extended defender’s contract

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have activated the option to extend Jan Vertonghen’s contract until 2020.

The Belgian central defender’s deal was due to expire next summer, but the club had the option to renew it for a further year.

A tweet on the club’s official Twitter page confirmed the news.

He joined Spurs from Ajax in 2012 and has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over recent seasons, racking up over 260 appearances in a Spurs shirt.

Vertonghen is currently out of action after sustaining a thigh injury during the 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp against Barcelona and is not expected back in action until the new year.

Tottenham fans will be hoping that his central defensive partner and compatriot Toby Alderweireld can also secure his future at the club.

Alderwerield is also out of contract in the summer, yet also have a twelve month extension option.  However, this would activate a £25million release clause for any bids which are received.

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