Jan Vertonghen says he is “very happy” at Tottenham despite uncertainty around his contract situation.
The 32-year-old has just one year left on his current deal and is unsure if he will be offered another extension by Spurs. The Londoners rarely give new long-term contracts to players in or approaching their 30s – although Vertonghen may be an exception.
A fan favourite in recent years, the Belgian has been invaluable to Mauricio Pochettino due to his commanding performances at centre-back and his ability to play on the left when needed, as he did to devastating effect against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last season.
But despite his status at the club, there is talk Vertonghen could leave when his contract expires next summer. However, the former Ajax defender admits he still “feels the support” from everybody at Tottenham, including Pochettino.
“I just want to focus on this year, I know I have got one year left so I know a lot of questions will be asked,” Vertonghen said (via Sky Sports).
“I have said it before, I am very happy at the club. The supporters have been great for me, the manager has improved me a lot and has a lot of confidence in me.
“I feel very, very good physically so I am not sure what is going to happen this year, I can only say I am happy where I am at and I feel the support from the manager, team-mates and the squad.”
We think there’s a good chance Spurs will offer Vertonghen an extension. For one thing, he has earned it. And what’s more, the club will be keen to get a transfer fee for him if he does leave next summer or in 2021.
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