Vertonghen not worried by potential Alderweireld exit

Jan Vertonghen claims he’s not worried by Toby Alderweireld’s potential exit as his long-term defensive partner continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea. The duo have formed a formidable partnership at the heart of Tottenham Hotspur’s defence, but that could be set to come to an end this summer due to Alderweireld’s contract stand-off with Spurs. Alderweireld only has a year left on his contract and as an extension appears unlikely, it’s thought Tottenham are willing to cash in on him this summer, with Chelsea and United circling.

But while Vertonghen enjoys playing alongside his international team-mate at club level, he is not concerned by the prospect of being without him next season. ‘Whenever we play we understand each other,’ Vertonghen said. ‘When I left for Tottenham, Toby left for Atletico (Madrid) and Southampton but we found each other quite quick after that, so no stress.

‘We’ve been playing together for a long time and we know how to play together but I don’t want to speak about this because it might sound disrespectful to whoever is playing next to me or next to Toby in other situations.’ Alderweireld has not featured for Spurs since the 2-2 draw against Rochdale midway through February, with Mauricio Pochettino unconvinced by his fitness after a hamstring injury, but he is set to play for Belgium this week after being passed fit by international boss Roberto Martinez.

(Metro London)

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