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Vertonghen seeking United move?

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Random Spurs Supporter

Jan Vertonghen has begun to send out mixed signals early into the new season but well in advance of the January transfer window, he has stated that he has turned down a new improved contract but remains extremely happy at tottenham with 4 years remaining on his current deal. Clearly there is a whole lot more to this story though thankfully he will not be shafting our club for more money before agitating for his move away at the earliest opportunity. As we all know contracts are worthless when it comes to football, Modric, Bale and Suarez, amongst many others, all signed new improved contracts before making life as difficult as possible for the clubs that held their registrations to push through their moves elsewhere.

This looks to be another situation like that and though Vertonghen has stated that it was his decision to decline a new deal the words of his agent just a couple of weeks back suggests to some that it might have Tottenham who pulled the plug.

Vertonghen’s agent Mustapha Nakhli says his client is more than happy to stay at Spurs but warned that he was ambitious and wants Champions League football. 

“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.”

I have no objection to players wishing to be involved in the most prestigious club competition but in all honesty does the form of Vertonghen over the past year or so warrant that he is deserving of that privilege, surely until such time as he produces the goods for Tottenham no big club is going to look to sign him unless it is United who are desperate for defensive reinforcements and would offer the player huge incentives to join them.

This looks to be a reasonable opportunity for both clubs, Daniel Levy will demand and get a ridiculous transfer fee for a player who has actually lost his way and is now struggling to nail down a place in the team, Tottenham have a number of centre backs and it would come as no surprise to see Eric Dier secure a starting spot as soon as Kyle Walker is ready to play at right back and United will at last add a bit of experience and even more ego to their group.

Accusations of a couldn’t careless attitude have been levelled at Vertonghen for some time now and he has failed to push on from his first fantastic season, he had a decent World cup but at left back, a position that he was unhappy to take in the Tottenham team, that beggars the question as to why he is not a starter for his country alongside Vincent Kompany!

Somebody posted on Twitter just a couple of days ago that they fear that Lloris and Vertonghen will be off at the end of the season if Tottenham fail to secure Champions League football, we would obviously miss Hugo Lloris as he is one of the best keepers around, but right now and for over a year the potential loss of Jan Vertonghen hardly leaves a feeling of dread, doom and disappointment, right now if he goes he goes but the huge fee Levy will demand and probably get will ensure he won’t be missed too badly if at all.

The time has arrived for Jan Vertonghen to start producing for Tottenham, we know the ability he possesses but it’s time he started to show it, many believed that he was a potential Tottenham captain but now he is struggling to even make the team and that is a great shame for all concerned, let’s hope he can sort out his differences and makes the difference in a tottenham shirt.



4 to “Vertonghen seeking United move?”

  1. Tony says:

    Lol!!!!! Let me tell you its damn disappointing article from true frustration

  2. craig says:

    Predictions please

  3. craig says:

    Arsenal 2 – 1 Tottenham
    Sanchez to open scoring
    3 min

  4. Akhil says:

    Boring before a derby… I want a cool banter… I want an article on the match, on arsenal’s weaknesses and i want spurs to be optimistic and vocal about their chances. It looks like a dead rubber…..

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