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Jan Vertonghen | Defensemen

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 174

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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. Feb 25 - 8:49 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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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
Feb 12 - 8:03 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
Jan 24 - 2:46 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

Sunderland booked their place in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy after they came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1, with Jan Vertonghen strechered off for the Londoners.

Cabral, Wes Brown and David Moberg Karlsson scored Sunderland's goals but in truth the match was a bit of the farce, as a badly water-logged pitch made playing football extremely difficult. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for Spurs, while Jan Vertonghen was carried off with possible ankle ligament damage.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:58:00 AM