Jan Vertonghen has sent the biggest hint yet that he is set to leave Tottenham after the centre back took to social media to ‘like’ a tweet by a fan that which claimed that the Belgian would be a legend if he left North London in the summer.
The temporary contract extension which Vertonghen signed until the end of the season will run out after the match against Crystal Palace and there has been no news regarding a new contract for the long-serving defender.
Reports have indicated that the 33-year-old is on his way out of North London after eight years at the club, with clubs in Italy and Spain interested in his services (Calcio Mercato).
However, Jose Mourinho has chosen to remain tight-lipped about Vertonghen’s future, once again reiterating in the press conference ahead of the game against Crystal Palace that it would be for the defender himself to open up about his future (Football.London).
A Spurs fan on social media made a video compilation of the former Ajax man’s best moment in a Tottenham shirt, and captioned the post: “We probably know he isn’t signing a new contract but he signed for us 8 seasons ago. He’s gone on to serve this club for 8 years putting in consistent performances every season. He did not win any trophies but in my eyes, he is a Tottenham legend and one of us.”
Vertonghen subsequently ‘liked’ the post, which seemed to suggest that he will not be signing a new contract with the club.
OMG HE LIKED , JAN YOURE AMAZING 🥺🥺🥺 😭💙 pic.twitter.com/BZirGvy2Mx
— MV🇷🇺 (@VamosYids) July 24, 2020
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We have known for several months now that Vertonghen would not be signing a new deal and that this day would come at the end of the season. However, despite the time we have had to digest the fact, it is still quite unsettling to think that we are not going to see Jan again in a Tottenham shirt. The centre-back has been with us right from the start of the AVB reign and he has been an important part of the journey we have had as a club over the last decade. This certainly feels like the end of an era.
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