Jan Vertonghen close to new Tottenham deal…
The agent of Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has confirmed that his client is set to sign a new contract with the club, and that the Belgian international is confident his team can qualify for the Champions League this season.
Vertonghen has been encouraged by the influence of new manager Mauricio Pochettino, who helped Spurs secure back-to-back Premier League victories and qualification for the Europa League before a 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at the end of last month.
The 27-year-old arrived at White Hart Lane for £11m in 2012, but is yet to see the club qualify for Europe’s elite competition. He was linked with a move away from the club over the summer, with Barcelona among those showing an interest, but he instead elected to stay put.
And now, according to reports in the Daily Mail, he is on the verge of committing his long-term future to the North London club, despite already having four-years remaining on his current deal.
Agent Mustapha Nakhli explained that the former Ajax defender is very happy at the club: “We have spoken to Daniel Levy about a new contract for Jan and the negotiations were very good – we hope to sort everything out very soon.
“He is happy at Tottenham and wants to play for the club. He wants to play Champions League with Tottenham and he has a very good feeling about the new manager.
“Last year they made many changes and brought in many new players and it was not so good, but this season it is possible for Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League.”