As Spurs’ hopes of a top four finish rest in the balance, we can expect more stories linking our best players with the exit door. After Hugo Lloris gave the merest hint that he would be on his way at the end of the season, the press were picking up on more transparent comments from Belgian centre back Jan Vertonghen.
“What I want is to play in the Champions League with Tottenham so hopefully I will get there this year,” he said.
When asked if he would consider a move to another club he added.
“Those are always difficult questions,” at this point the Express quote Jan as ‘stammering’. “I have made no complaints about that. Let’s see after the end of the season and after the World Cup.”
Reports today claim that Tottenham are looking to extend the four year deal that Verty signed when he arrived at the club in 2012. His wages are £40k a week and that’s another area of concern when the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona are said to be hovering.
The most depressing part of this is the knowledge that these stories will only get worse and could well extend to other players in the squad. Question is, can Spurs dig deep enough to keep Vertonghen and the rest at White Hart Lane?