Tottenham to Complete £7m Defender Signing Despite Lack of Manager

Ajax skipper set to seal White Hart Lane switch.

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is pressing ahead with his deal for Jan Vertonghen – even without a manager.

Ajax centre-half Vertonghen is expected back in north London on Thursday for talks and a possible medical before completing a £7million-plus move.

Spurs are confident they have beaten off competition from Arsenal, Newcastle and Manchester United for the Belgian defender, who is available at a bargain price because he has only one season left on his current deal.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Having seen Roman Abramovich sign Eden Hazard without the presence of a permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas, at least a couple of weeks before the Russian decided to offer the job to Roberto Di Matteo, it appear that White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy is keen to do likewise.

To be fair to Levy, this is clearly a target that Harry Redknapp was also eyeing up but now the North London club are looking to finally complete the deal to strengthen their defence by landing highly rated Ajax skipper Jan Vertonghen.

Tottenham could well do with alternative defensive options given that injury prone centre back Ledley King has not been offered a new contract and the likes of William Gallas and Michael Dawson also seemingly unable to stay fit for long periods.

Vertonghen is a very able performer who appears very keen to secure a move to the Premier League and a deal appears to be close to completion.

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