Tottenham defender commits future to clubPublished December 02, 2016
Tottenham have been boosted by the news that Jan Vertonghen has signed a new deal at the club, securing his future until the end of the 2018/19 season.
Rated as one of the best players in his position in the Premier League, the talented Belgian international has spent four successful years at White Hart Lane, recently forging a formidable central-defensive partnership with fellow countryman Toby Alderweireld.
With his current deal soon to expire, manager Mauricio Pochettino had made a contract extension an absolute priority as he attemps to build upon last season’s promising third-place finish.
And speaking shortly after commiting his future to the north London club, Vertonghen admitted that he’d been swayed by the depth of talent currently in the Spurs squad.
“This is an unbelievable group of talent and I feel privileged to be a part of that,” he said.
“This is probably the strongest squad that I’ve ever played in. I can’t imagine playing anywhere else.”
The 29-year-old has made 179 appearances for Spurs to date, netting nine goals, and is expected to feature in the home match against Swansea tomorrow afternoon.