While he has only one year left on his current deal, Jan Vertonghen isn’t looking to leave Tottenham anytime soon.
Now 32, Jan Vertonghen has been one of Tottenham’s most consistent performers for the club over the last six odd years.
The Belgium international is now one of the club’s veterans and has seen Spurs rise from Premier League highflyers to genuine title contenders.
As things stand, Jan Vertonghen only has one year left on his current deal. However, the player and the club are locked in negotiations over a new deal. The former Ajax man is eager to have at least two years in his new deal.
And at his age, this contract could be his last pro contract in the Premier League.
According to Daily Star, Jan Vertonghen isn’t looking to leave the club and has said that he loves being here.
He said: “I’ve got a year left. I will have to see what happens. I love being here, my family loves it.
“I feel great with the fans. I feel great with the manager, he’s been supporting me and making me a better player.
“My team-mates, my friends, I’ve got everything I want here. For me it’s the best club to play for at the moment, definitely.”
And now that Harry Winks and Ben Davies have already signed long-term deals with them, Tottenham are eager to do the same for Jan Vertonghen. While the club’s policy is to not give long-term deals to players over 30, Spurs might make an exception this time.
Vertonghen is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and the club is unlikely to see him leave because of something that could have been ignored.
And with Toby Alderweireld’s future still up in the air, Spurs cannot afford to lose a senior figure such as Jan Vertonghen.