JAN VERTONGHEN may not even full THIS season at Spurs – because the membership refuse to collapse to his calls for for a two-year contract.
The Belgium defender is ready to go away on June 30, when his contract formally ends.
However the centre-half, 33, who has seen talks cease and begin all season, will solely signal a deal till 2022 somewhat than the one-year he has been provided.
With Challenge Restart more likely to imply an August end to this present marketing campaign, it may see the previous Ajax star stroll away in June.
Vertonghen, a goal for Italian aspect Roma, joined Spurs again in 2012 for £8million and has clocked up greater than 300 appearances for the North Londoners.
He’s reportedly on £70,000-a-week wages.
However ESPN sources have claimed that Tottenham merely won’t comply with a deal which is able to see the defender heading in direction of his 36th birthday – except he takes an enormous pay minimize.
Fifa have agreed to permit gamers to increase their contracts due to these weird circumstances attributable to the coronavirus.
However Vertonghen has not but agreed to increase his contract briefly.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has sidelined Vertonghen, preferring him as a left-back after which solely as cowl for Ben Davies.
The Belgian, who was seen to be distraught when subbed by Mourinho in a single match towards Southampton this season, has returned to coaching.
He mentioned final month: “Plenty of golf equipment don’t have the cash to do transfers so gamers like me, who’re free, are extra coveted than ever earlier than.
“Since January quite a lot of golf equipment have come ahead with critical proposals for subsequent season and I actually wish to proceed on the prime degree for a couple of years extra.
“I’d prefer to play European soccer subsequent season and although the Spanish and Italian leagues are the obvious markets for me, I’ll hold all my choices open.”