La Liga champions monitor unsettled Vertonghen’s situation.
Spanish giants Barcelona are keeping tabs on Jan Vertonghen’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur with the view of making a move for the player when the January transfer window opens, according to Sports Direct News.
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The Catalan side had tried, and failed, to sign a defensive player over the summer as they continue to search for an eventual replacement for the veteran Carles Puyol.
Vertonghen had been high on Gerardo Martino’s wish list alongside the likes of Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva and Chelsea’s David Luiz, with the Belgian appearing as one of the more attainable names.
And they could be encouraged to finally make a formal bid after news of his disillusionment at White Heart Lane was made public. The 26-year-old is reportedly unhappy at being made to play out of position so frequently.
Boss Andre Villas-Boas has often deployed Vertonghen at left-back in the absence of Danny Rose and he was stationed there again during Spurs’ 6-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City at the weekend despite putting his case forward to Andre Villas-Boas.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy will most likely drive a hard bargain for the Belgian international, and is likely to demand in excess of £20m for the player he signed for £8m in 2012.