Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Arsenal to miss out to Tottenham on Vertonghen signing

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Wednesday 09 May 2012

Arsenal look likely to be disappointed in their pursuit of Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen as the defender has spoken of how excited he will be to play for Tottenham Hotspur, the Metro has reported.

Arsene Wenger has been chasing Vertonghen for some time and hoped to make an early triple swoop in the transfer market, with the arrival of Germany striker Lukas Podolski already confirmed and France midfielder Yann M’Vila expected to follow close behind. Vertonghen would have been the third part of the trifecta but Harry Redknapp appears to have beaten his Arsenal counterpart to the punch after Vertonghen spoke of Tottenham with increasing certainty.

Vertonghen said: “Tottenham is a fantastic traditional club who play football in a way I like. Ajax was the perfect club for me, but Spurs will be very close in nearing that already. They buy young, eager and offensive-minded players.

The Belgium international has just led Ajax to their second-consecutive Dutch league title and 31st overall. The 25-year-old made 31 league appearances as Ajax retained the championship by virtue of a six-point margin from second-place Feyenoord, with PSV Eindhoven a point further back in third.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on West Brom v Arsenal

Related Articles


Arsenal vs Chelsea - Premier League preview and team news


Hazard confirms intention to stay at Chelsea


Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop


Man City fighting spirit pleases Pellegrini


Pochettino not fazed by Southampton return


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Southampton vs Tottenham - Premier League preview and team news





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


By akshayaalase on 09 May 2012 at 10:41

it is fantastics to wall signing to champion league another two targets hoilet and hazard





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News