After a season of sulking, injuries and a thinly veiled moan about playing at left back, it seems as if Jan Vertonghen may well have played his last game for Spurs. That’s the view of the press who claim that the Belgian centre back’s agent has met with representatives from Roma with a view to joining the Serie A club after the World Cup.
The stories go on to claim that the agent is attempting to push the deal through although Roma themselves have other targets and aren’t exactly convinced that Vertonghen is worth the large fee that Daniel Levy is likely to request.
Meanwhile, the veracity of this rumour may be called into question when you read further and discover that the Italian club have been linked with bids for no fewer than three of our players today – Sandro and Erik Lamela are the other two.
It’s easy to connect Sandro and Erik after their problems in recent weeks but the Vertonghen story is an interesting one with its theory that Verty’s Incredible Sulk act is already starting to concern potential buyers.