Our centre half / occasional left back Jan Vertonghen has been in the news quite a bit in recent days after some less than certain comments over his future. The press took this as a clear indication that the Belgian would leave the club and in turn, that led to a stream of stories linking him with a move to Liverpool.
For now, Jan himself will assert that he is only concentrating on finishing the season strongly and he claims that Spurs can still finish in the Champions League places.
“You don’t only have to watch Liverpool. I think there are other teams who can drop down so we’re just watching fourth place, no matter who we catch,” Vertonghen said.
“But we will have to improve – especially as we’re playing better sides this month.”
Looking at Liverpool’s run in suggests that they may be over the horizon with Manchester United away proving to be their trickiest fixture. As for Spurs, we have away games at Liverpool and Chelsea with Arsenal at home sandwiched between them. If we were to somehow get six or more points from those then we may still be in the hunt but otherwise, the race is over for another year.
As for Jan Vertonghen – who knows – but expect the rumours to gather momentum if the gap continues to widen.