Thursday, 1st March, 2012
Jan Vertonghen’s defensive partner at Ajax has backed the Belgian to flourish at Tottenham Hotspur if he makes the leap.
Harry Redknapp’s side are believed to be keen on snapping up Vertonghen in the summer, while the player himself also recently declared his desire to turn out at White Hart Lane.
Now the 24-year-old’s team-mate and countryman Toby Alderweireld has expressed his view that a switch to Spurs would suit the Ajax captain down to the ground.
"Tottenham Hotspur would be a good club for him", Alderweireld told Voetbal International.
"They compete at the top and in a beautiful league and also he would have a good chance to be a starting player."
And the 22-year-old claimed that there will be more to Vertonghen’s eventual choice of club than simply signing for whichever team offer to pay him the most, with Alderweireld suggesting first team football is key.
"For Jan, this is a much more important consideration than just a big bag of money", added the Ajax youth product.
Interested parties will hope to snap of Vertonghen for a bargain price in the summer, especially as the defender’s contract at the Amsterdam ArenA will have just one further year to run.
The player was expected to leave Ajax in the January transfer window, but surprisingly stayed put.
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