Spurs’ major aim for the current campaign is to return to European football’s top competition, with £110m of summer investment in the first-team behind the project.
After changing manager from Andre Villas-Boas to Tim Sherwood following a difficult start to the season, the North London club are still in contention to secure a top four finish, but they currently trail Liverpool – who occupy the spot – by six points.
The Reds have been in excellent form and also possess a superior goal difference, which has sparked talk that Spurs may struggle to overhaul them.
Vertonghen has been a key member of the Tottenham first-team since his 2012 arrival from Ajax, but he says that he may be forced to consider leaving if Champions League football is not secured:
“Those are always difficult questions. What I want is to play in the Champions League with Tottenham, so, hopefully, I will get there this year,” He is quoted by The Metro.
“I don’t complain about anything. Let’s see after the end of the season and after the World Cup.”