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Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 174

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is close to agreeing a new contract after 'positive' talks with the club, his agent has told Sky Sports.
Barcelona were linked with a move for the defender over the summer, but he was very positive about his future with Spurs in recent interviews and his agent is now suggesting that Vertonghen plans to follow Hugo Lloris by signing a new five-year contract. However, according to the agent the 27-year-old Belgium international could reassess his position if Tottenham fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. Wed, Sep 10, 2014 06:50:00 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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Jan Vertonghen insists he wants to remain with Tottenham and has confirmed he has been offered a new five-year contract to remain with the north London club.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for Vertonghen, but the defender has been very positive about his future with Spurs in recent interviews and this is the first clear indication that he plans to follow Hugo Lloris by signing a new five-year contract. The 27-year-old Belgium international also revealed he is yet to return to pre-season training following the World Cup because of an ankle injury, which could puts his participation in the opening weeks of the Premier League season in doubt.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 05:08:00 AM

Tottenham have turned their attentions to tying Jan Vertonghen to a new contract.

Following hot on the heals of the Hugo Lloris deal, Spurs are now focusing on a similar extension for Vertonghen, who has two years remaining on his current contract. The defender is coming off a strong World Cup and has been linked to a move to Barcelona, but the club are hoping to tie him down with a big increase on his current wages. Vertonghen's body language was poor last season but he has made positive noises about new manager Mauricio Pochettinho arrival and the Daily Mail are suggesting a new deal is likely to happen.
Source: Daily Mail
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 04:33:00 AM

Jan Vertonghen's agent has revealed the defender could quit Tottenham this summer.

Barcelona are being linked to the 27-year-old defender, who impressed for Belgium during the run to the World Cup quarter finals. Vertonghen is one of Tottenham's most important players and his loss would be massive blow for new boss Mauricio Pochettino, but his body language towards the end of last season suggested he is becoming increasingly frustrated at White Hart Lane. This has been backed up by his agent, Mustapha Nakhli, who has refused to commit the player’s future to the club, citing the lack of Champions League football as a big problem.
Source: Daily Mirror
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 04:28:00 AM

Belgium wrap up their group phase by edging South Korea 0-1 thanks to a goal by Jan Vertonghen.

Belgium have looked unconvincing considering they were the heavy favorites to top their group coming into the tournament. They managed to do so, but it has taken goals in the latter stages of each match to get them where they needed to be. After going down to 10 men just before halftime in a 0-0 affair, they still dominated possession and created several chances. It wasn't until the 78th minute that they finally broke through though, as Jan Vertonghen sprinted in to fire home a save spilled by South Korean keeper Kim Seunggyu. They will now prepare to take on the United States in the Round of 16.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is not looking for a way out of the club this summer.

Vetonghen's form and body language have been poor this season and there have been constant rumours that he would be seeking a move away from White Hart Lane this summer. However, the defender seems to be willing to stick around now that Tim Sherwood has been removed from his post. "I've got a couple more years at Tottenham and I'm happy, and I want to stay there, so it doesn't matter who the new manager will be".
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, May 26, 2014 06:50:00 AM

Jan Vertonghen has hinted he could leave Tottenham if they do not qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Vertonghen says he will not make any decision until after the World Cup but admits that he cannot be sure he will still be at White Hart Lane at the start of next season if Spurs fail to make the top four. The defender is one of the club's most important players and his loss would be massive blow, but his body language in recent games have suggested he is becoming increasingly frustrated.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Jan Vertonghen is delighted that Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood is using him in central defence.

Vertonghen had been forced to cover the left back role under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas because of the absence of Danny Rose due to injury. Rose's return has allowed the Belgian international to return to his favoured position, and he will partner Michael Dawson in the heart of defence against Newcastle, instantly making the Spurs defence look more solid.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 08:03:00 AM

Tottenham have been boosted by the return of four key players during a behind-closed-doors friendly against West Ham on Thursday.

The players in question are Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul, Sandro and Paulinho, four men who improve Tottenham's starting XI significantly. The fact Tim Sherwood has been able to win five out of his first six league games as manager without these key players shows what a fine job he has done and they will be returning at the perfect time with the race for the top four hotting up. It is unlikely any of them will be ready to start against Manchester City in Week 23, but a return at Hull in Week 24 is possible.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 02:46:00 AM

Tottenham's interim manager Tim Sherwood has a number of injuries and suspensions to deal with for the team's tough match at Southampton.

Danny Rose and Vlad Chiriches are both back but Paulinho, Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Andros Townsend are all out, while Sandro is a doubt. Tim Sherwood went with an old fashioned 4-4-2 against West Ham in midweek and we could see the same here, with Emmanuel Adebayor possibly partnering Roberto Soldado up front.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Tottenham fear defender Jan Vertonghen could be ruled out of the entire Christmas fixture list.

Vertonghen missed the Sunderland game in Week 15 and could be out for another four weeks if scans confirm ligament damage to his ankle. It's fortunate for Spurs that Danny Rose is training again and will soon be able to return to the left-back spot, but their star central defender Vertonghen will be missed as Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chirches are both struggling with injuries.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 08:19:00 AM

Star defender Jan Vertonghen had to be helped off the Craven Cottage pitch yesterday after rolling his ankle.

The ankle was swollen after the match, and while manager, Villas-Boas, wouldn't rule him out, Vertonghen will be a big doubt for the weekend's match against Sunderland. Kyle Naughton would be the only real healthy option at left back for Spurs.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Andre Villas-Boas has told Jan Vertonghen he will have to continue playing at left-back until Danny Rose is available again.

You get the feeling Vertonghen could play in any position, and he's doing a great job for Tottenham at left-back. The Belgium international has stated on many occasions that he would rather be playing in the centre of defence, but Villas-Boas is well covered with Michael Dawson, Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul all available, so this will continue until Rose returns. It doesn't seem to be affecting Vertonghen's fantasy points production, and may even improve it as he gets more chances to move forward down the left wing.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 05:42:00 AM

Tottenham Hotspur move to fourth in the Premier League table, earning a point on the road against Everton in a 0-0 final.

It is quite astonishing that Tottenham continue to cling to a Champions League position in the table despite being unable to show any continuity or consistency in their attack. Vertonghen and friends have been rock solid in the back however, sitting on five goals conceded on the season. Vertonghen may have been lucky to escape committing a foul that would have resulted in a penalty when he tangled with Seamus Coleman, but Spurs escaped unharmed. Defensive investment looks safe in Tottenham right now, but even in a favorable matchup, it is hard to have any confidence in someone in their front six.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 10:42:00 AM

With a heap of Gareth Bale money potentially inbound, Spurs have been linked to midfielder Christian Eriksen and defender Toby Alderweireld.

The price that accompanied this rumor was an extremely low £15million but the theory is a solid one. Alderweireld has partnered Jan Vertonghan at Ajax and for Belgium and Spurs could use some cover at center back with Steven Caulker off to Cardiff and William Gallas released. Christian Eriksen has been considered one of the bright young attacking midfielders outside of the top leagues for a couple of years now and it would seem about time for him to make a move. Even at more than £20million this would be a good move for Spurs if Bale were to leave.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 10:03:00 AM