Vertonghen Ready To Submit Transfer Request To Force Through Move

By on May 21, 2012
Jan-Vertonghen

Vertonghen wants Spurs move

Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen is willing to submit a transfer request to force through a move to Tottenham, according to Goal.com.

Vertonghen has been strongly linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months and the Mirror reported over the weekend that Spurs were working hard to try and beat their rivals to the Belgians signature.

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Goal.com have backed this up by suggesting that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has today flown out to Amsterdam to hold face-to-face talks and try to thrash out a deal for the defender. It’s believed that Ajax are holding out for around £12m, while Spurs have so far only offered around £8m, for the 25-year-old who only has a year remaining on his current contract.

However, the report also claims that Vertonghen has made it clear that he is only interested in a move to Tottenham and is willing to hand in a transfer request in order to help push through the deal. Goal claim that the centre back has already agreed personal terms with Spurs after meeting with club officials at White Hart Lane following Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Fulham on the final day of the season.

It’s also suggested that the player is not put off by the fact Spurs have missed out on Champions League football next season and has made the decision to join Harry Redknapp’s men due to the fact he’s been guaranteed first team football.

So it looks like Tottenham could be about to get one over their North London rivals and beat Arsenal to the signature of Hollands player of the Year. We’ll keep you up-to-date as this story develops.

Where do you think Vertonghen will end up? Get involved in the comments section.

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49 Comments

  1. bob

    May 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Piss off mark and post on your woolwich wanderers site..you must be a closet sours lover to look at our site..piss off loser

  2. Reality

    May 22, 2012 at 2:06 am

    He’s a huge spud fan. It’s the only reason he wants to go to them. It doesn’t matter wether they are in the CL or not. A downward move for him, but it doesn’t seem like he cares. Plus with King practically in a wheel chair they’ll need him more than Arsenal. The Thursday trips aren’t what they used to be.“

  3. John

    May 22, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Well if he is only willing to go to teams that offer him guaranteed 1st teAm football then be it. It shows how much character and mental strength he has. If u wan to play for any top clubs in the world there is no such things as guaranteed 1st team football. One must be prepared to fight or challenge. but I am very surprise that there insnt any big clubs like Barcelona, real Madrid or man u man city going after him… Just making me to think twice if he is really that good?

  4. Aussie Jack

    May 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Obviously there are many sleuths amongst us who enjoy the intrigue generated by players like Hazard, Nasri, Vertonghen, and even van Persie…the `will he / won`t he` mob.
    Myself I like the clean fresh air approach and all the fun and excitement that goes with it. The pre-season should full of anticipation and joy not of anxiety and negative criticism.
    Players that create tension are best avoided.

  5. ChrisN

    May 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

    He will probably join 5PUR2 because they need a centre back more urgently than us, since King is leaving/retiring and Gallas is getting long in the tooth. He would be able to see that we have at least three international class centre backs in Koscielny, Vermaelen and Mertesacker, and to be our fourth choice is not a big a sell as being 5PUR2 first/second. Maybe if we were offering three times the market wages like City or Anzhi, we could attract an international class CB to be our fourth choice, as there will always be breadheads out there, but I think that’s a stupid game.

  6. boomergooner1727

    May 22, 2012 at 9:54 am

    goal.com is ALWAYS wrong lol i can’t believe you actually sited that as your source, pure comedy.

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