Tottenham to offer Vertonghen new contract

Tottenham are to offer a new contract to defender Jan Vertonghen as they look to keep him at the club amid interest from elsewhere, the Daily Mail has reported.

Chairman Daniel Levy is extremely keen to ensure the Belgian’s long-term future at White Hart Lane, as he is unwilling for the player to move into the final year of his contract. Vertonghen’s agent has already revealed that other clubs have contacted him regarding his client’s availability.

Having already agreed a new five-year deal with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Spurs hope they can tempt Vertonghen to stay by offering the same length of contract, as well as improving the £45,000 per week salary he currently receives.

Vertonghen has been at Tottenham for two years, after joining from Ajax in the summer of 2012. He has since become a crucial member of the club’s backline, making 82 appearances and scoring eight goals, but has been unable to help them qualify for the Champions League, which has intensified speculation that he could be set to move on.

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