Depending on which source you read this morning, either Jan Vertonghen will sign on as a Spurs player within the next few days or he will run out of patience and go elsewhere. Tottenham have been tracking the player for some time now and the claim that a deal would be done ‘shortly’ has also been doing the rounds for a while.
However, if time does run out on the transfer it seems that the Belgian international has no shortage of options.
“I’ve said repeatedly that Tottenham are my first choice, but the talks haven’t progressed,” Vertonghen said back in May.
“I’ve been shown around, I have met all their key people and their chairman came to meet me on Monday.
“But Arsenal want me too. They remain a possibility if my Spurs move falls through, as Ajax are asking £13m for me.”
The latest suggestion claimed that the Ajax captain would sign for us yesterday but that has failed to materialise. Meanwhile, if some Spurs fans were unhappy about Redknapp leaving, what would the fall out be if Vertonghen crosses to North London because of a delay on the club’s part?