Club have been dismayed at Belgium’s poor displays at the back of late.
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur face a battle to keep highly rated centre-back Jan Vertonghen at White Hart Lane next season, according to reports in the London Evening Standard.
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The classy Belgium international only moved to the north London club from Eredivisie champions Ajax in July 2012, with the central defender turning down the chance to join the club’s arch rivals Arsenal in favour of a switch to Spurs instead.
However, Vertonghen signed for Tottenham on the basis that the north Londoners would be competing regularly in the Uefa Champions League, however, so far in his 18 months in the capital, the 26-year-old has not taken part in Europe’s premier club competition.
And with it now also starting to look increasingly unlikely that the club will finish in the top four of the Premier League come the end of the campaign, and with it gain entry into the Champions League, doubts are starting to grown about the player’s future at the Lane.
“Those are difficult questions,” said Vertonghen recently when asked whether he would still be at Spurs next season if they do not make the top four.
“Do I have a decision to make if we don’t qualify? I can’t say anything about that. Let’s see after the World Cup.”