Jan Vertonghen has hinted that there have been developments over his future recently amidst rumours of clubs in Italy and Spain reportedly being interested in his services.
Vertonghen’s contract was set to run out at the end of June but the defender has signed an extension that will see him remain at Tottenham until the completion of the current campaign.
However, the long-serving defender is not expected to stay beyond the summer, with clubs around Europe seemingly keen to snap him up as a free agent (Calcio Mercato).
The 33-year-old, who has been an unused substitute in Spurs’ first two games since the restart, has reportedly already held talks with the likes of Roma over a possible deal next season (Il Messaggero).
The former Ajax man has now admitted that there have been some developments over his future but insisted that clubs are looking to sort out their TV rights deals before committing on transfers.
Speaking to Sports 24, Vertonghen said about his future: “I can’t say much about it but things are moving a lot.
“Only, most of the teams are waiting for the end of the current competitions and to secure their tv rights.”
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Vertonghen’s revelation seems consistent with recent reports that seem to indicate that his entourage has held talks with several clubs over a new contract. I am not surprised that the centre-back seems to have a lot of suitors given how valued free agents are this summer.
The Belgian will likely sign a bumper contract, whichever team he moves to, which is nothing more than he deserves after the eight years of loyal service he has given us.
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