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Tottenham star’s long-term White Hart Lane future in doubt

Jan VertonghenThere are a couple of concerned faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro report that Jan Vertonghen has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are not a top four side.

The reason this has caused so much concern in the tavern from Spurs fans is the fact that the player has made it very clear that he wants to play Champions League football.

Given he clearly thinks that his club are not going to get into the competition this season, we think his long-term Spurs future could well be in question.

There have been a couple of top four sides linked with the versatile Belgian defender, and now it seems that he is making no secret of what he thinks of his club.

The former Ajax captain noted: “I do not want to look at the table any more because the gap [on the top four] is very big.

“All four sides at the top are stronger than they were last year and we have stayed at the same level. We do have the players to achieve (qualification) and I hope we can achieve it next year.”

One of our punters points out that despite the comments not exactly being ideal, the fact that he is willing to fight once again for a top four spot next season does at least give some hope to the club’s fans that he might well stay – for the short-term at least.

Will Vertonghen stay true to his word and earn his Spurs next season or will he jump ship this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.

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