Jan Vertonghen has had quite a lot to say in recent weeks and while his current thoughts on our chances of making the top four are more realistic than positive, he did give a strong hint that he would stay at White Hart Lane next season.
Firstly, the Belgian international conceded that our Champions League chances are effectively over following yesterday’s 1-0 defeat in the North London derby.
“I do not want to look at the table anymore because the gap is very big,” Vertonghen admitted.
“All four sides at the top are stronger than they were last year and we have stayed at the same level. If you see last season, then we did not improve.”
Jan went on to claim that the current squad is capable of achieving a top four finish while hinting that he will remain a part of that quest.
“I think we do have the players to achieve Champions League and I hope we can achieve it next year.”
Rumours of bids from Manchester United have gathered momentum – not that they will be offering Champions League football either but we feel that Jan’s future could very much go either way this summer, particularly if he turns in some solid performances at the World Cup.