Inter Linked Tottenham Defender Jan Vertonghen: “I Want To Sign For A Club With Ambition”
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has hinted that he wishes to be at an ambitious club amid ongoing speculation relating to his future with the Premier League outfit.
The Belgian national team centre back’s contract with Spurs is due to expire in a matter of months and he has been linked with several clubs including Serie A trio Inter, Roma and Napoli among other clubs elsewhere in Europe.
“I want to sign with the right club. It could be Spurs, or another club,” he stressed in an interview with Belgian YouTube channel Play Sports Kot.
“It must be a club with ambition. I want to play in Europe, as the national team is important for me. I want to play in Europe and learn another language.”
The experienced defender, formerly of Dutch giants Ajax, then went on to reveal that since the Coronavirus outbreak, interest in his services has actually increased.
“It might sound weird, but since the Coronavirus crisis there has been more interest. I’m a free agent and some clubs might not have a lot of money.”
The 32-year-old has been with Spurs since the Summer of 2012 and has made no less than 311 appearances across all competitions for the north London based club since then.
26 of those appearances have come over the course of this season and in 2151 minutes on the field he has scored two goals and provided a single assist for his teammates.