Depending on which report you read this morning, Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen is either set to sign for Spurs or he is poised to move up the Seven Sister Road and join someone else.
The Guardian’s story is typical of the reports claiming that the Belgian is on his way to White Hart Lane with a £9m fee agreed between Daniel Levy and Ajax financial director Jerome Slop.
In addition, the player is quoted as saying,
“I have a preference for Spurs. I’ve got the best feeling for that club and I’m a ‘feeling person’. They already invited me and want to handle it quickly. They say I’m their only option, which I take as a compliment.”
On the other hand, the stories concerning Arsenal claim that they are set to hijack the deal. The club have also been linked with Vertonghen for some time and the player has also hinted on occasions that he would like to link up again with Thomas Vermaelen.
Finally, a third suggestion is that Vertonghen is set for another season at Ajax.
At present, it’s pretty much impossible to know what to believe but it does seem that the situation will be resolved sooner rather than later.