According to reports from the News of the World highly rated Belgium centre-back Jan Vertonghen could be on his way to Eastlands, A firm fan’s favourite at Ajax, the stopper has been instrumental in the Dutch champions title winning season.
Free spending City are keen to bolster their squad ahead of their maiden Champions League campaign. Roberto Mancini see’s the commanding Belgium as the perfect addition, equally comfortable playing on the left side of defence as well as at defensive midfielder.
Joining Ajax at the tender of 16, the imposing Belgium has made over 100 appearances for the illustrious Amsterdam club, impressing the likes of Ajax legend Johan Cryuff along the way.
Vertonghen’s current deal run’s out in the summer of 2013 and having previously said that he has considered leaving Holland this summer a host Europe’s top clubs will be on red alert.
A bid of at least €15m is likely to be needed to convince Ajax to part with one of their most talented players. The 24 year old will not be short of offer’s if he decides to leave the Dutch giants.
Manchester City will have to move quickly to land their man.