Defender wants European football next year.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is preparing to leave the club this summer by claiming that he could leave if Spurs fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, Sky Sports reports.
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The Belgian international, who joined Spurs from Ajax in a £9.6m deal in 2012, has admitted that he does not know whether he will still be at the club next season if the club fail to finish in the top four, but has insisted that he will not be making any decisions until after the World Cup.
“Those are always difficult questions,” Vertonghen said.
“What I want is to be playing in the Champions League with Tottenham, so I hope we get in this year.
“Do I have a decision to make if we don’t? I can’t say anything about that. Let’s see after the end of the season, after the World Cup.”
Vertonghen penned a four-year deal when he joined the club from Ajax, but may now look to push through a move as their domestic campaign continues to unravel.
Spurs went down by a goal to nil at the weekend to Norwich City, which means that they are now six points off of Liverpool in fourth.