Report: Tottenham to prioritise new contract for key player

Report: Tottenham to prioritise new contract for key player

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Wimbledon at Wembley Stadium on January 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Tottenham will make a new contract for Jan Vertonghen one of the club’s main priorities this summer, according to football.london.

Vertonghen’s current contract expires at the end of next season, and Spurs apparently want to offer him a new deal.

The centre-back, who turns 31 next week, was voted into the PFA Team of the Year by his peers alongside his Spurs teammates Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.

Such has been the quality of his performances that Tottenham have hardly missed Toby Alderweireld, who made his first league start since October at Brighton on Tuesday.

Vertonghen has formed an impressive partnership with Davinson Sanchez at the back for Spurs, and the club would be wise to tie him down for his remaining best years.

Regardless of whether he recommits, Tottenham are expected to move for a new centre-back this summer amid fears Alderweireld will leave.

The 29-year-old isn’t close to agreeing terms with Spurs over a new deal, and some of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with a move for him.

That makes securing Vertonghen’s future all the more important. Hopefully it happens sooner rather than later.

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