Spurs finally conclude Jan Vertonghen deal

Tottenham have announced that they have finally agreed terms with Ajax to allow Jan Vertonghen to move to north London.

The White Hart Lane outfit made the Belgian defender their number one transfer target this summer, but have made hard work of signing the centre-back.

However, after protracted negotiations and discussions, Tottenham have announced that a deal has been completed.

“We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Jan Vertonghen, subject to a medical,” a statement on the official club website reads.

“The 2011/12 campaign was the Belgium international’s most successful season to date – being named Ajax captain at the start and going on to lead the Dutch side to their second straight league title.

“The centre back’s impressive performances did not go unnoticed as he was named Eredivisie Player of the Year as well as Ajax’s Player of the Year in a season that saw him score 10 times in 37 appearances. In total, Jan made 220 appearances and scored 28 goals for Ajax since making his debut for them in 2006.”

Vertonghen becomes the second new face at Spurs this summer, after a deal for Gylfi Sigurdsson was also completed.

By Gareth McKnight