Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has suggested that he will join the growing list of Spurs players to sign a new deal with the club.
The 29-year-old has been a hugely important figure for the club since his arrival from Ajax in 2012, but has just two years remaining on his current contract.
While the Belgian international has now formed a solid partnership with compatriot Toby Alderweireld in the heart of the Spurs defence, Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to see him commit his long-term future to Tottenham and follow in the footsteps of many of his teammates over the last month.
Based on his comments on Tuesday night, it sounds as though the defender’s intention is to agree to a new deal although Spurs fans will undoubtedly be keen to see official confirmation soon.
“It’s important that so many of us are signing new deals and all think the same about Tottenham — the way we want to stay together for years and believe in what we are doing here,” Vertonghen told reporters, as noted by ESPN FC. “It is just great to be part of it.”
While that is short of a complete admission that a new deal has been agreed, it certainly sounds as though Vertonghen is ready to commit his future and will join the likes of Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen in doing so.
The Belgian ace went on to concede that it was strange not to have Alderweireld next to him against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night in their Champions League encounter, with his international teammate playing every single Premier League game since arriving at White Hart Lane last summer.
Nevertheless, he praised Eric Dier who deputised for him as he now recovers from the injury he sustained at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, with the England international set to continue to stand in for the trip to Bournemouth this weekend.