Spurs Close In On Vertonghen After Defender Holds Talks At White Hart Lane

By on May 15, 2012
Jan-Vertonghen

Vertonghen makes WHL visit

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen after the player watched Sunday’s 2-0 win over Fulham at White Hart Lane, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian stopper has only one year remaining on his current contract with the newly crowned Eredivisie champions and has been strongly linked with a move to both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months.

However, the Daily Mail are reporting that Spurs are closing in on the 25-year-old after inviting him and his agent, Nakhli Mustapha, along for informal talks after Sunday’s win over Fulham at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham are believed to have offered Ajax £7m for their captain, with the Dutch side holding out for nearer £9m, but it seems a matter of time before the two clubs reach an agreement.

Should Tottenham win the race to sign Vertonghen it will be a bitter blow to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but it’s thought that the offer of guaranteed first team football has persuaded him to make the move to the White half of North London.

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11 Comments

  1. UMOH EKWO

    May 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t understand this first team thing. I thought if you have two players in a position, you rotate them and in that way avoid fatigue and injury.

  2. mystic

    May 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    If he is prepared to commit his future to a club without gauranteed CL football next season then his attitude must be questioned – I think spuds are hoping to sign him, more than anticipating to.

  3. Musa onyango

    May 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    With the little knowledge i have in football, there is no club in this world that give any player a first team fooball, it’s always your current form that will make you achieve that, and remember epl is the toughest league in the world and no jockers will find it easy.

  4. Arsenal1Again

    May 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    If Arsenal wanted him they would have already signed him, so it wou;dn’t be a blow to Arsenal.

    Arsenal will be appraised of everything Vertonghen is doing by Vermaelen.

    If Vertonghen really was watching that game then it could be to see the stadium, the set up, the staff and hear what Spurs are offering -> to have something to compare with Arsenal’s set up, Arsenal’s offer, Arsenal’s stadium and so on …. or he’s trying to create a biffing war between Spurs and us so that Ajax can benefit (why else would his club give Vertonghen permission to talk to the club?)

    If Arsenal want him, they’ll have him. Let’s see if Chelsea win the CL Final before believing what we read about the transfer dealings of Spurs.

    • karl

      May 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      That you are stupid have you already shown. I believe you dont have a footbal brain? Arsenal want him and they have allready shown interest in him stupid. Tottenham will have the newest training facility and ofc city have it. Their new stadium will be done in 2016 . And IF Chelsea win the champions league, then arsenal is not guaranteed Champions league, they will need too qualify then, i bet you didnt know that. so shut your clown mouth shut. When you start too get some footbal brain let me hear.

      • Arsenal1Again

        May 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

        There’s a good reason why I didn’t know that Karl …. but do you know what it is? Everybody who knows about UEFA football will know … but you don’t, do ya? 😀

      • Hotspurs

        May 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

        Arsenal have guaranteed their place in next season’s Champions League, which they will enter at the group stage. What Chelsea do in the champions league has no effect on them.

    • Al Boy

      May 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      May be he doesn’t want to go to the arse because he’d like to win the odd trophy.

  5. mo gun

    May 15, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    bedtime karl

  6. Jimmy

    May 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Taxi for the spuds planks commenting on here who are showing their lack of intelligence as usual! If Arsenal want him they will sign him. Simples. Why would any footballer who is half-decent choose that rotten pile of turd, who have the most classless and arrogant fans in the country, instead of a classy club like Arsenal?! Believe me, it won’t be through choice!

  7. SPURS4LIFE

    May 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Please enlighten me. Do arsenal have a web site . If they do it must be awful boring.They always seem to be on our sites. Waiting for two words on the Jan Vertonghen saga. DONE DEAL

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