The Belgian centre-back was linked with a move away from White Hart Lane prior to the current season, but he ultimately stayed put to work under Mauricio Pochettino.
Talk of a new contract for the classy enforcer has been doing the rounds since, with the player himself open to putting pen to paper.
Finishing in the top four is Spurs’ major aim for the season after failing to return to the competition since an impressive 2010/11 showing, and Vertonghen’s agent, Mustapha Nakhli says that a new deal, which is likely, may not be enough to keep his client in the white shirt:
“We have spoken to Daniel Levy about a new contract for Jan and the negotiations were very good – we hope to sort everything out very soon.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
“He is happy at Tottenham and wants to play for the club. He wants to play Champions League with Tottenham and he has a very good feeling about the new manager.
“Playing at the highest level is, of course, very important for Jan.
“If Tottenham do not qualify for the Champions League this year then we will have to see what happens next summer.”