Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to social media to react to the news that Jan Vertonghen has completed a move to Benfica.
The 33-year-old left Tottenham last month following the expiration of his contract which ended his eight-year association with the club after joining from Ajax in 2012.
Sky Sports claimed that Tottenham decided against extending the defender’s contract. His deal was due to expire in June but penned a short-term contract extension to allow him to complete the 2019/20 Premier League season, but rarely featured following the restart as Spurs finished sixth in the table.
The central defender made over 300 appearances for Tottenham and will now take up a fresh challenge in Portugal.
Here is how some of the North London faithful reacted to the news:
Vertonghen in The red shirt with fly Emirates ?
— Smit Miyani (@Smitizm) August 14, 2020
Good luck Jan! Great deal for you and you’ll be playing good level still. Maybe one day back at Spurs on coaching team??
— Mark Brown (@marlowavenue) August 14, 2020
This makes me happy for jan and sad for the rest of us
— Gonshelf (@gonshelf) August 14, 2020
Super Jan in red… Heart breaking @Mp10Marco
— Dan (@flyingshells) August 14, 2020
Wow !!! Stupid Spurs . What a servant for our Club.
For me this has to be the very best news yet .
With the season several weeks away there was no need to strip the number 5 off Jan’s shirt .Still warm in the coffin. Shameful Spurs.
All the best Jan .What a great club to join.
— Randolf24 (@Randolf242) August 14, 2020
Good luck and thanks for everything jan you will always be welcomed home
— mark mcmylor (@markadimcmylor) August 14, 2020
Good luck Jan…a truly class act
— JOS (@johnosheauk) August 14, 2020
Best of luck Jan. I hope Benfica enjoy having you in their shirt as much as we did. ?
— Chunky (@ChunkyTHFC) August 14, 2020
Good luck Jan and Benfica. Take good care of him!
— gareth (@GarethSmith87) August 14, 2020
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