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Ajax boss admits interest in Spurs’ Vertonghen

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Erik ten Hag hints Ajax are open to Jan Vertonghen’s return after admitting that they have been monitoring his situation closely.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, and lack of urgency to pen down a new deal, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonhgen’s future at the club remains to be a question.

The 32-year old arrived at Tottenham from Ajax in 2012 after publically expressing his desire to play for them. Since then, he slowly established himself as one of their most reliable players and a commanding presence at the heart of the defense.

Vertonghen has played 16 times in the Premier League this season. And under Jose Mourinho, he looks to be losing his place in the squad.

Picking up on his situation, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag says he would welcome the Belgian back with open arms.

“Jan has a history at Ajax,” Ten Haag told Ziggo Sport.

“Of course we are following his situation very closely. But you also have to look at the position in which someone plays. If that comes together, the availability and the position in which he plays, then he is an option.

“There is no question of any age limit here. If someone is good enough, it doesn’t matter how old he is.”