Spurs Prepare New £60k-Per-Week Deal For Jan Vertonghen

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Central defender currently has two years left on his current contract. 

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a new contract for highly rated defender Jan Vertonghen in order to keep the Belgium at White Hart Lane next season, according to reports in the Metro.

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The 26-year-old has only been at White Hart Lane July 2012, when the centre back joined the north London club from Eredivisie champions Ajax on a four-year deal.

However, with Spurs now in danger of finishing this season outside the top four of the Premier League and so not qualify for the Uefa Champions League, new head coach Tim Sherwood has admitted that some of the club’s big-name players may decide to quit the Lane this summer.

“It’s always a risk [losing the players]. But Tottenham are a massive club and will always attract the biggest name players. If players are coming here to build and progress with the side, they will pick Tottenham,” said Sherwood.

“At other clubs, these players will go and sit on bench and pick up championship medals, which is not what I would have done. This club sell themselves and are bigger than any manager.

“It’s a massive club, and players will come if they want. They know full well what this club can offer. If the be-all and end-all is the Champions League and we’re not in it, they have to make a decision.”

And as a result, Tottenham are now set to hand the Belgium international a contract extension on his current deal, which expires in June 2016, with the centre back also in line for a pay rise too to £60,000 per week.

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