Friday, 5th December, 2014

Jan Vertonghen has played down talk that he is angling to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

It has been claimed that the defender is resolved to quit White Hart Lane next month after growing frustrated at the defensive rotation policy employed by boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The Belgium international has been linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, but he has done his best to declare his happiness at Spurs.


"I'm still very happy here", he explained to Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad.


"The coach wants to keep everyone fit.

"We have a busy programme coming up with the Europa League.

"But I have a feeling that I'll be in the team when everyone is fit."

Vertonghen joined Spurs from Dutch giants Ajax in 2012 and made 49 appearances for the north London club in all competitions in his first season at White Hart Lane.

He also earned a spot in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year for his displays in his maiden campaign.

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