Earlier in the day, Spurs confirmed that French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had signed a new five year deal at the club and it was good to start the morning on a positive note. Along with Lloris, Jan Vertonghen was the player most under media scrutiny at the end of our disappointing campaign but while Hugo stays for now, Vertonghen’s future is less than settled.
At the start of the day, talk of a move to Barcelona began to circulate and the player’s agent claims that several clubs are interested in signing his client.
“Several teams are interested in Jan,” said Mustapha Nakhli. “I cannot confirm or deny whether Barcelona are one of them.
“Tottenham is not a small club. It is too soon to give an answer. Several clubs have registered their interest in Jan. We’ll see.”
Elsewhere, it’s being reported that Barca are actually chasing Mats Hummels as a first choice. Back in May, Jan suggested he would stay at White Hart Lane, irrespective of who was appointed as manager so could this be a case of an agent talking up his client ahead of another official announcement regarding a Tottenham player’s new contract?