Some Spurs fans are delighted to hear that the club have reached an agreement with Jan Vertonghen to extend the defender’s stay until the end of the season.
Vertonghen’s contract was due to run out at the end of this month and there were question marks raised on whether the centre back was going to commit himself to the Lilywhites until the end of the campaign (ESPN).
However, reports indicated that Spurs expected the long-serving defender to see out the season in North London (Football Insider), with Jose Mourinho confirming that Vertonghen has his complete trust (Football.London).
Tottenham have now confirmed that the Belgian international, along with Michel Vorm, have both signed temporary extensions in order to see out the season with the club.
Some Tottenham fans were particularly delighted that the 33-year-old could get a proper send-off at the end of the campaign after spending eight fantastic seasons at the club.
Here’s how they reacted to the news:
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— 😈 / Dier Propaganda (@sacramentoszn) June 22, 2020
Jan Vertonghen will go down as one of our greatest ever CBs. Delighted that he’ll be able to finish out the season with us. Could’ve easily left for greater things through tougher times but didn’t.
We’ll do well to replace him. Outstanding player in his day. pic.twitter.com/WJ9m5Jj7I4
— Spurs Views (@SpursViews_) June 22, 2020
Super Jan #legend
— Paul Hanley (@phanley55) June 22, 2020
Vertonghen deserves a proper send off end of the season. Been a far better servant to the club than I thought he could be #SuperJan
— Dan Staines (@DanSpursStaines) June 22, 2020
Send Vertonghen off in style https://t.co/cVB6DcSmI7
— Ethan Gadenne (@EGadenneTHFC) June 22, 2020
If Vertonghen goes no further with us than the end of this season, can you at least give the guy a testimonial? He’s been amazing through the years.
— Craig. (@movieslikezoos) June 22, 2020
That’s great, if Jan is leaving at the end of the season I wish him the next of luck. He has been a great servant and we have had some special moments with him in the team. We love you Super Jan! @JanVertonghen
— Simon Braddick (@Tigers27) June 22, 2020
Need to make sure that the ? gets the send off he deserves!!! #coys
— Sash (@S4SH_P) June 22, 2020
Super Jan! ??
Even if he leaves on a free, he’s respected his contract and always given 100% for the club. Can’t ask for more than that as a fan.
Puts some other (unnamed Danish) players to shame!
— Rennie_Rap-eze (@EzeRennie) June 22, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I never doubted that Vertonghen would commit himself to the club until the end of the season. However, It is clear that he is on his way out of the club in the summer.
It would be impossible to give him the send-off he deserves with no fans in the stadium but it is certainly preferable to his Spurs career ending abruptly at the end of June.
With games coming thick and fast over the next month or two, I expect the Belgian to play an important part in our final run in, even though he probably will start most games from the bench.
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