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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has refused to be drawn on his future, per Football.London.
The Belgium international’s current contract expires at the end of next season, the report states.
The same situation applies to Toby Alderweireld, his central defensive partner, with both Belgium internationals potentially able to walk away for nothing following the end of the 2019/20 campaign, per the piece.
And Vertonghen has refused to confirm whether or not he will be signing fresh terms at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He said: “I just want to focus on this year. I know I’ve got one year left so lots of questions will be asked, like now.
“I’ve said it before, I’m very happy at the club. The support has been great for me and the manager has improved me a lot and has a lot of confidence in me and I feel very, very good physically.
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen this year, I can only say that I’m happy where I’m at and I feel the support from the manager and my teammates and the supporters.”
This might send a few Spurs fans into meltdown.
Christian Eriksen’s contract also expires at the end of next season, opening the door to the former Ajax trio all leaving for absolutely nothing.
It would be a catastrophe for the club, particularly given that they are all still at the top of their game, and really, many supporters will have wanted to hear a straight answer from Vertonghen.
While it is encouraging to hear him claim that he is happy in north London, he could have at least pointed towards his desire to pen fresh terms.
Those at the club now face an anxious wait to see whether or not he will commit himself, and whether his team-mates will follow suit.
If not, next summer could become rather messy.