Vertonghen close to new Spurs deal

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Dom Le Roy

Jan Vertonghen is close to signing a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian defender was heavily linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona towards the end of last season after becoming unhappy at playing left-back on a regular basis.

Vertonghen has four years to run on his current deal and the 27-year-old’s agent believes that a deal will be reached shortly.

In typical gent fashion, his agent did insist that if Tottenham fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, then the defender could be forced to assess his options.

Vertonghen’s agent, Mustapha Nakhli, said: “We have spoken to Daniel Levy about a new contract for Jan and the negotiations were very good – we hope to sort everything out very soon.

“He is happy at Tottenham and wants to play for the club. He wants to play Champions League with Tottenham and he has a very good feeling about the new manager.

“Last year they made many changes and brought in many new players and it was not so good, but this season it is possible for Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League.”

“Playing at the highest level is, of course, very important for Jan,” he said.

“If Tottenham do not qualify for the Champions League this year then we will have to see what happens next summer.”

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