Belgium star talks up Arsenal move

Jan Vertonghen, who has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, has talked up a possible switch to Arsenal, according to the Metro.

The Ajax star has spoken of his desire to leave the Dutch side at the end of the season with the Premier League his chosen destination and North London in particular.

Only two weeks ago Vertonghen was extremely complimentary of Harry Redknapp’s side suggesting a potential summer move was in the offing (Setanta), however the Belgium international appears to have been swayed by his international teammate Thomas Vermaelen in recent weeks and has suggested that he would welcome a move to the Emirates if Arsenal can reach an agreement with Ajax

“Arsenal are a magnificent club and I hear a lot of good things about English football,’

“If a club of Arsenal’s calibre can reach agreement with Ajax, then I will gladly go over – I have instructed my agent carefully. He knows which clubs I want to join and Arsenal are one of them.”

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