Vertonghen going nowhere

Tottenham will staunchly resist any offers for defender Jan Vertonghen this summer, Sky Sports understands.

Last Updated: 16/07/14 at 22:56 Post Comment

Jan Vertonghen: Staying at Tottenham

Jan Vertonghen: Staying at Tottenham

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 27-year-old centre-half has four years left on his current contract and Spurs have no intention of selling the Belgium international.

Vertonghen's future at White Hart Lane has been questioned following recent comments made by his agent, Mustapha Nakhli, in which he claimed a host of European clubs were interested in the player.

Nakhli also fuelled speculation by refusing to confirm or deny whether Barcelona, who are searching for a central defender following the retirement of Carles Puyol, are one of those interested clubs.

But Sky sources understand Spurs have not received any contact from the Catalan giants about Vertonghen, nor any other club for that matter, and are unconcerned by Nakhli's comments.

Vertonghen is believed to be a fundamental part of new head coach Mauricio Pochettino's plans for the forthcoming season and, as recently as May, the player insisted he would not be seeking a move away from the north London club this summer.

"I've got more years left at Tottenham and I'm happy,” he said following Tim Sherwood's sacking at the end of last season.

“I want to stay so it doesn't matter who the manager will be. The chairman will make a good decision."

The versatile defender, who signed on a six-year-deal from Ajax in 2012, will have been further encouraged by team-mate Hugo Lloris committing his long-term future to Tottenham, signing a new five-year-deal earlier this month.

Vertonghen, who has played 82 times for Spurs, is not expected to travel on the club's tour to the USA next week, however, and neither are any of Tottenham's representatives at the World Cup including Belgium team-mates Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli, Brazil's Paulinho and Nabil Bentaleb of Algeria.

Vertonghen impressed in Brazil as Belgium made the quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Argentina, taking his caps for the country to 62.

That is, if they get any - other than those to take him away on a free....very over rated player who would be better suited in a slower less ambitious league club not fighting for Europa league status...prone to gaffes and lapses in attention - might do well at Man Utd?
- Crankydog

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ere's an idea to motivate a bunch of overpaid and under performing millionaires - chips only on the menu after a win.

avspitfire
Rio: Moyes' tactics 'embarrassing'

I

think what Wenger meant to say was: Ozil's a f*****g great player. Youse are all f*****g idiots

ildiavolorosso
Wenger jumps to Ozil's defence

W

eak points? Play like Villa should work easily enough.

plughead80
Ludogorets target 'weaknesses'

Footer 365

Daley Blind backs Louis van Gaal's brutally honest approach at Manchester United

Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's brutally honest manner is good for team-building.

Premier League: West Ham come from behind twice at Hull City to earn 2-2 draw

West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Champions League: 'Arsenal have made some good signings', says Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal made a number of strong summer signings and expects them to be tough opponents on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

Fixing The Mess At Old Trafford

Plenty of conclusions on United's win over QPR and their missing link(s), more Ozil frustration, how Liverpool are like lasagne, as well as a word on Diego Costa's temperament...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property