It has somewhat gone under the radar, but Jan Vertonghen will see his current deal with Tottenham Hotspur expire at the end of the season.
Spurs are yet to address the situation surrounding Toby Alderweireld, with the centre-back’s future far from secure despite returning to the team.
However, Tottenham are also facing a potentially tricky situation when it comes to Vertonghen, who will see his contract expire next June.
The 31-year-old has developed into one of the best central defenders in European football over the last few years, and is closing on 250 appearances for Spurs following his move from Ajax in the summer of 2012.
Vertonghen, as it stands, will be free to discuss terms with foreign clubs in January, however, and the Tottenham fans are becoming extremely concerned.
It would be fair to say that the defender could pick up a much healthier salary away from Spurs, and the club’s fans probably have a right to feel a touch uneasy.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Can’t believe the media have not picked up on this yet. Likely owing to all the Alderweireld talk but Jan Vertonghen will be free to negotiate a pre contact with non English sides in under three months time. Jan’s contract expires on 30 June 2019. CC @SpursOfficial pic.twitter.com/CwZUrN61of
— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) September 4, 2018
Wonder why we ain’t secured him a new deal
— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) September 4, 2018
You thought he was gonna stay forever. Remember we support the spurs… jus sayin 😭
— Bryan Suarez (@bshnuez) September 4, 2018
I am sure they’ve offered him a new contract, but maybe he was stalling due to Toby issue. I know last month PSG were monitoring his contract situation, and we can’t compete with what they will offer him, especially if he let’s his contract run down….
— SFC Spurs (@sfcbdlm) September 4, 2018
Been a fantastic player for us. Just hope he still has focus after the move is announced
— TRS (@therhinospeaks) September 4, 2018
Hopefully no one else knows this, ssshhh keep it quiet.
— Matt Faulkner (@mattyfspurs) September 4, 2018
Please god no
— Finlay (@FinlayMorrice) September 4, 2018
Don’t broadcast it!!
— Mark (@Mark_In_Madrid) September 4, 2018