Vertonghen Ready To Submit Transfer Request To Force Through Move
Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen is willing to submit a transfer request to force through a move to Tottenham, dashing Arsenal’s hopes of signing him this summer.
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.
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.
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