Tottenham delight as stalwart becomes eighth key piece of squad nucleus to sign new contract

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen officially signed a new contract with the club on Friday, keeping him at White Hart Lane until 2019.

It’s been a busy few months for Spurs as they’ve been signed a whole host of key individuals to new contracts, with Vertonghen arguably one of the most important.

The Belgian international revealed he was delighted to put pen-to-paper on his new deal, and having established himself as a key part of the club’s success since his arrival from Ajax in 2012, and particularly alongside compatriot Toby Alderweireld in recent times, it’s great news for Spurs fans.

Vertonghen follows in the footsteps of several other first-team stars in signing a new agreement, joining Dele Alli, Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Harry Kane in committing his future to the club over the past few months.

Things haven’t been going as well as hoped on the pitch in recent weeks, but signing Kane and Vertonghen to new deals within a few days of each other will be a massive boost for all concerned at White Hart Lane.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is now the final man to await news of a new contract, but the precedent is pretty positive looking at Tottenham’s track record so far.

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