Tottenham try to save Vertonghen transfer

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has flown to Amsterdam in an effort to push through the club’s move for Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen, the Daily Mail has reported. Milan and Arsenal are said to be ready to take Vertonghen from under the nose of the White Hart Lane outfit.

Levy made the trip in an effort to assure Vertonghen that Spurs remain an attractive proposition even after missing out on Champions League football for next season. Tottenham had finished fourth in the Premier League but Chelsea’s victory in the competition means they receive the final qualification spot awarded to the Premier League, while Spurs must enter the Europa League instead.

Vertonghen, 25, this season led Ajax to a second-consecutive Eredivisie title, with the club ending the campaign six points clear of nearest challengers Feyenoord. Vertonghen was made Ajax vice-captain in January 2011 when Luis Suarez moved to Liverpool and, following the sale of goalkeeper and captain Maarten Stekelenburg to Roma, the Belgium international was named skipper.

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