Dutch defender lined up as potential Vertonghen replacement

Dutch defender lined up as potential Vertonghen replacement


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?


  1. I certainly think less of Verts than I did this time last year, but I think a new coach will see him turn over a new leaf. But if he wants out then as usual it’ll be if we get a big fee from an overseas club, and I won’t shed any tears.

  2. Hope we get rid of him
    Threw his toys out the pram
    He is not worthy of a shirt
    Total disgrace to his profession and total lack of
    Respect for the fans.

  3. I disagreed with some of the comments that supposedly came from Verts this season, but after both after hearing TS public slams of his players and also thinking of how a team would feel about the owner putting a guy with zero experience in place to manage them, I’ve come to realize that the players had to speak out. Also, I think it’s a good sign that they, Verts, Sandro, and others, cared enough about the Club to accept the rath that they received from TS.

    I’m just glad that this mess is behind us, and I hope that Levy brings in someone who is not just a tactician, AVB, nor a good man manager, Harry, but also, good at rebuilding and managing the staff that is under him.

    Finally, I agree with Levy’s statement that we just need a few reinforcements. We’ve got a good mix of senior, prime, and young talent, and hopefully we can get a coach who can keep the team healthy (mentally and physically) by properly rotating the squad.

    • Agree with all that you have said, I think what we need is a left back, right back, maybe micha Richards on a free, he can also play centre half, manager I would like would be martinez if Not pottechino, coys.

  4. The stats tell all as Verts before TS was appointed was still having a good season, but had a huge drop off playing for TS. Something was not right and Sandro alluded to it that the team spirit was better under AVB. You are less likely to do well for a Manager you do not respect, so heres hoping the right appointment appeases his problem with THFC. Vlad and Verts would be my preferred CB pairing, something we haven’t seen yet.


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