Vertonghen plans to draw up ‘pros and cons’ list to decide future

Jan Vertonghen has revealed he plans to draw up a list of ‘pros and cons’ to decide whether he will stay with Tottenham beyond the end of this season.

The 32-year-old defender has been at the club since 2012 but his current deal expires on June 30 and having failed to secure regular action since Jose Mourinho took over, his future remains unclear.

But for Vertonghen, no decision has yet been made and is is ‘in a process right now’ to establish his next move, given there is reported interest in Italy should he leave Tottenham on a ftree transfer.

‘I’m in a process right now that I have to grab a piece of paper and write down the pros and cons of the options I will have soon,’ Vertonghen

‘I will really have to decide what I want in my career. In three to four years, I will normally return to the place where I will likely settle down.

‘I have to start thinking about where I still want to live, what language I want to learn, what culture I still want to live in.

‘And also very importantly: which competitions and prizes I still want to win. I don’t want to regret anything in my career.’

Spurs and Belgian team-mate Toby Alderweireld agreed to a contract extension in December and has become a preferred starter alongside Davinson Sanchez with Mourinho before the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mourinho has gone on record to say that he is not planning an overhaul of the current squad and talk that Vertonghen is unhappy at the club was dismissed back in January but his agent Tom De Mul.

He told Belgian newspaper HLN: ‘Jan is still super happy at Spurs and loves London. He is still very committed.

‘There’s a lot of respect for Tottenham, just like there is a lot of respect from the club towards us. That’s logical after eight seasons, there is a connection.

‘We haven’t reached an agreement as yet, but we don’t rule out anything. There’s interest in him as a free agent, but Spurs is a very interesting option for us. The door’s still open.’

(mail online)


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