The man at the centre of much of our transfer talk at the moment is Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen and much of the media is suggesting that White Hart Lane is his preferred destination.
Firstly, the 25 year old hinted that an offer from Spurs was already in,
“I owe much to Ajax, I have always given my whole heart and soul for them. My appreciation for the club and the fans is great,” said Vertonghen.
“It would be terrible if my departure would be a long and distorted situation as Ajax would keep asking for a great price ’till the bone’.
“Of course I want Ajax to become financially better, but the amount Tottenham are willing to pay, maybe with a little bit extra, is very reasonable.”
Vertonghen then went on to speak highly about our club, even if he hadn’t been paying much attention to our transfer dealings in January,
“Tottenham is a fantastic traditional club who play football in a way I like,” he added.
“Ajax was the perfect club for me, but Spurs will be very close in nearing that already. They buy young, eager and offensive-minded players.”
Hints almost of a done-deal but doubtless there will be a long way to go in this saga.