Vertonghen relishing Tottenham move

Jan Vertonghen has revealed he is relishing the prospect of playing in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur as the defender’s long-rumoured move from Ajax inches closer, the the London Evening Standard has reported.

Vertonghen is said to have agreed terms with Spurs while the two clubs have settled on a fee, with only a medical to be completed before the deal can be finally confirmed. The Evening Standard notes that Tottenham have held an interest in Vertonghen for over a year, at one point fending off competition from Arsenal in the player and maintaining their interest despite a change in manager from Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas.

The 25-year-old has revealed he feels the time is right to swap the Dutch top flight for the Premier League, having won back-to-back titles with Ajax, the second one coming as captain after the departure of both Maarten Stekelenburg and Luis Suarez. Vertonghen said: “I feel ready to play in the Premier League. I have heard a lot of good stories from my Belgium teammates. I think I’m ready.

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