Reports over the weekend linked Tottenham to their long term target Jan Vertonghen and he had some complimentary things to say about the club which sparked off another set of media rumours commenting on a possible summer transfer.
Vertonghen is a Belgian international, currently playing for Ajax and has been mentioned at times in the press as being a long term successor to Ledley King.
“I think Tottenham are an amazing club and you see how well they are doing this season,” the player said.
“They are in the top three in England and that’s where I want to play.
“I can’t say anything about whether there has been contact about a transfer but I think my game can be suited to English football.”
King’s future at the club is to be decided shortly but is his so-called successor already at the club? Steven Caulker has impressed during his loan spell at Swansea and speaking at the end of last year, the centre half declared that he is looking to draw attention and hopefully secure a future at White Hart Lane.
“’Obviously there are a lot of teams that play direct football, but Swansea mirror Spurs in the sense that they look to pass the ball, so if I can come here and prove myself then in Harry Redknapp’s eyes I could be ready for a place in the Spurs team,” he said.
Caulker is 20 and enjoying his first taste of Premiership football but many are likening his development to that of Kyle Walker who spent much of last season at Aston Villa before becoming Spurs’ first choice right back.
Vertonghen meanwhile is 24 and with 35 international caps is the more experienced of the two. So who would you like to see in a first team starting line up next season?