The transfer saga of Jan Vertonghen has become unnecessarily long and reports that claimed the player was about to return to training with Ajax suggested that the deal might be off.
The problem was over a payment clause in the Belgian’s contract but Ajax manager Frank de Boer still expects his player to leave.
We’re very close but if the deal isn’t done, Jan must start his training next week with us,” De Boer said.
“Eventually, I expect the deal will be done. I expect everything will be alright.”
With the new deal for Gareth Bale and the departures of Corluka and Kranjcar, things are starting to move at the club and the sealing of the Vertonghen move would surely be another step in the right direction.