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Redknapp In Pole Position For Classy £10m Belgian

Tottenham will make a £10m January move for Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen, according to The People.

The progress of the 24 year-old centre-back has been tracked by several Premier League clubs over recent seasons but following a series of dominant displays for the Amsterdam side during the current campaign, Harry Redknapp will reportedly be first to make a move.

David Pleat, who has been appointed to a scouting role at White Hart Lane, has scouted Vertonghen over recent weeks and is pushing the Spurs boss to make an offer. The Belgian international can also play as a left-back as well as a holding-midfielder and is considered by many to be a ‘class-above’ in the Eredivisie.

With 18-months remaining on Vertonghen’s current deal, Ajax may be forced to cash-in on a decent fee before his contract completely runs down. However, Spurs hopes of securing the Belgian in January will not be helped by Ajax being on the verge of qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League.

Manchester City boss, Roberto Mancini is also said to be keen on the classy defender and could scupper a bid from Redknapp with Spurs knowing they would struggle to match the astronomical wages City could potentially offer.

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