Is Vertonghen an automatic choice?

by Matthew Harris on August 1, 2012

Tottenham’s new signing Jan Vertonghen has spoken to the media today and said that he is ready to fight for his place in the centre of the Spurs defence. Jan finally arrived at the club after a lengthy transfer process from Ajax and has slotted in for the most part alongside Michael Dawson in pre-season.

It will be difficult for me to break into the team without a doubt,” Vertonghen said. “I knew before I came that there would be a lot of competition.

“But I am not afraid of competition. It’s a big club and at every big club there is a lot of competition.”

Aside from Dawson, Spurs have Younes Kaboul as the candidate most likely to start. William Gallas remains at the club while at the other end of the age scale, Steven Caulker is hoping to break into the first team this season.

New signings will always talk about fighting for their spot but is Vertonghen an automatic selection in your mind and who would your first choice centre back pairing be?

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