Many areas of the media suggested that Ajax captain and Belgian international Jan Vertonghen was at White Hart Lane on Sunday and it was therefore assumed that the defender would soon become Tottenham’s first signing of the summer.
Stories in the Daily Mail however claim that while that should have been the case, the two clubs involved are deadlocked over the player’s fee.
The report goes on to state that while only informal talks have taken place so far, Spurs are looking to offer £7m for the player while Ajax are holding out for around £2m more.
We’ve discussed Vertonghen many times on this site and there don’t seem to be too many dissenting voices regarding his ability. Harry has asked Tottenham to be bold in their dealings so is this a case where we should just pay up or risk seeing the player’s agent drive him a few miles down the road?