Tottenham have officially taken up the option to extend Jan Vertonghen’s contract by a year, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Vertonghen’s deal had been set to expire at the end of the season, but the contract included a one-year extension Spurs had the option to trigger.
The Club can confirm that we have activated the option to extend @JanVertonghen’s contract until 2020.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 18, 2018
They’ve finally done that, meaning the Belgian will remain a Tottenham player until at least the end of next season.
Vertonghen has made over 250 appearances for the Londoners since arriving from Ajax in the summer of 2012.
He is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and has been ruled out until January, meaning he will miss Wednesday’s north London derby against Arsenal in the EFL Cup.
Tottenham fans will be hoping the club can now sort out the future of Vertonghen’s countryman, Toby Alderweireld.
Alderweireld’s situation is a little more complicated. Spurs also have the option to extend his contract beyond next summer, but that would trigger a £25 million release clause that can be met in the final two weeks of the transfer window.
Manchester United had been linked with a move for the centre-back before Jose Mourinho’s sacking on Tuesday.