Up until now, Spurs have only been mentioned in passing with regards to a move for Belgian star Eden Hazard but reports of a possible transfer to White Hart Lane gathered some considerable momentum over the weekend.
It was however, the suggestion of a transfer involving another Belgian international that caught the eye. Jan Vertonghen is an experienced, 24 year old defender with over 30 international caps to his name and it’s been thought up until now that he would head to Arsenal, in view of an obvious link to former team mate Thomas Vermaelen.
Vertonghen currently plays for Ajax, who incidentally shipped in six goals over the weekend and it’s thought that Spurs have had the player watched. Primarily a central defender, he can also play in midfield and this versatility is also in his favour.
It’s suggested that £10m could be enough to lure Vertonghen to Spurs in January with Sebastien Bassong heading out of the club. Initially therefore, his chances could be limited but with the long term successor to Ledley King still being sought, time could very much be on Vertonghen’s side.