Report: Spurs tell Inter Jan Vertonghen's not leaving in January
According to a report from the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur have not given up on the idea of agreeing a new contract with Jan Vertonghen, and have told Inter Milan that he will not be sold in January.
Vertonghen is one of the Spurs players whose future is up in the air right now. The Guardian reports that he is out of contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the end of the season.
Inter are keen to land the Belgian ahead of next season. But the Guardian suggests that they have been told by Spurs that he will not be available in the winter window.
The report adds that Tottenham are still open to agreeing a new contract with the 32-year-old, but they are unlikely to match the three-year deal that the Serie A side are preparing.
Perhaps, it would not be a surprise if the reports divided Spurs supporters. Vertonghen has been a fantastic servant for Tottenham. And he is closing in on making his 300th appearance for the club.
Nevertheless, he is one of the key players who has largely been poor this term. And given his age, it would be difficult to argue with those who suggest that he is going to struggle to rediscover his previous form.
It would be incredibly disappointing if he left on a low note. He surely deserves to go out on a high.
But it will surely cross the minds of both Tottenham and Vertonghen at some stage that it may be best for all parties to let him go.
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