We’ve all been very critical of Jan Vertonghen in this campaign but we also know that when the player is fit, in form and above all committed to the cause, he can be one of the best defenders in the league. The Belgian was placed in most pundits’ teams of the season at the end of 2012-13 but it’s unlikely that this will be repeated after a series of indifferent performances.
After Tim Sherwood left the club on Tuesday, reports are emerging to suggest that the centre back is waiting to see who Spurs appoint before deciding his future. Vertonghen is in no rush in World Cup year where he is about to prepare for the tournament with the Belgium national side and it’s unlikely that any big money moves will be decided until after the tournament.
Meanwhile, if the player does leave then Tottenham could be lining up Feyenoord’s Stefan de Vrij as a potential replacement. The defender has been interesting Liverpool and Manchester United and while that might seem to rule us out of the move, those stories claim that Spurs are still with a shout for the 22 year old.
The arrival of Frank De Boer, who previously coached our current centre back at Ajax, could well see the defender stay at White Hart Lane but even if that happens, has your opinion of Jan Vertonghen changed after his displays in 2014-15?