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Tottenham have already secured Vertonghen replacement.

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Guest Writer

There has been plenty of speculation that Jan Vertonghen will look to move come the summer with Barcelona and Manchester United his most likely suitors, both clubs would seem to be in need of a player of such quality but the more likely Manchester club would be City as it is Champions League football that the player seeks and United will not be offering that next year, then there is the issue of Daniel Levy selling to rival clubs and so if it is to happen Spain or France might seem the most likely destination.

Vertonghen is a class act and his loss would be huge, most expected that he might one day become club captain and he has already been handed the armband on a number of occasions, hopefully whoever is in charge for next season is able to persuade him to remain at Tottenham and sign a new contract, it appears that he is contracted to the club until 2016 with a two year option available to both parties.

The forgotten man?

The forgotten man?

Having only paid in the region of £10m for him his current market value will exceed £20m and depending upon his performance at the World Cup and Daniel Levy’s bargaining ability maybe a fair bit more. there has been much talk of his body language suggesting he wants out and in various interviews he has been vague suggesting that there might be some truth to the matter.

There are plenty of reports suggesting that Tottenham are already targeting replacements with Valencia centre back Mathieu a £17m possibility come the summer. A French centre back with only 2 caps who will be 31 yrs of age come October is a non starter as all supporters know. Though Tottenham might well be in the market for a centre back or backs come the summer it will likely be for one or both of Dawson and Kaboul, Tottenham already have Vlad Chiriches a ready made replacement for any one of the central defenders including Vertonghen if it comes to it. Chiriches learned quickly and picked up MOTM awards at Everton and then Manchester United, though he takes a few chances he has been one of the few success stories of Tottenham’s summer transfer dealings.

There has to be some concern for the future if Vertonghen does want out as there remain question marks over the fitness of Kaboul and Dawson so the sale of Steven Caulker must again be seen as a terrible piece of business but perhaps Tottenham have first option if Cardiff are relegated or the player is sold?

Will we get the chance to see the pairing of Vertonghen and Chiriches before the season is over or will it remain an opportunity missed?

 

1 to “Tottenham have already secured Vertonghen replacement.”

  1. Bob says:

    would love to see them alongside each other in a team set up properly and allowed to express themselves.



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