Lukaku is attempting to persuade three of his Belgium international teammates to reunite with the striker at the San Siro Stadium this summer.
Dries Mertens is at the top of the list, but the former Manchester United forward is keen to bring Vertonghen to the Serie A to plug the gap in the Nerazzurri’s defence.
Antonio Conte’s side have let in 24 goals this season, joint with league leaders Juventus, although the Black and Blues have conceded 0.96 per match, which is fractionally higher than Maurizio Sarri’s team (FootyStats).
Ever since he arrived at White Hart Lane from Ajax for £11.25m all the way back in 2012, the 33-year-old has formed a formidable partnership with fellow veteran Toby Alderweireld, making more than 300 appearances for Spurs, scoring 14 goals and producing seven assists in all competitions.
Vertoghen became a firm favourite under Mauricio Pochettino, playing in over 200 games for the Argentine, and has starred in 19 matches in the Premier League this season, making 2.1 tackles per game, averaging 1.6 interceptions, and completing a staggering 5 clearances on average (WhoScored).
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It is unlikely the interest will bother Jose Mourinho, as the Belgian defender’s contract is set to expire in June, and he is expected to look for an exit in the upcoming transfer window.
As expected, lots of Spurs fans have been discussing Vertonghen’s transfer update, with one supporter tweeting they “hate this” as it “breaks my heart,” in reference to the image used alongside the news of the defender looking sad and like a man accepting his time at the club is over.
Take a look at some of the mixed reactions down below…
I’m sure Eriksen would be thrilled..
— Tim Innes (@TimInnes6) May 16, 2020
I hate this image. Breaks my heart every time I see it.
— Aaron Pitters ✍️📖📽️📺 (@aaronpitters) May 16, 2020
“Lukaku is using his powers”
— mantis (@mantis63735159) May 16, 2020
Lukaku: “Jan, if the Seria A can make me look like Harry Kane just imagine how good you will look”
— FCUpdate (@JiKdrop) May 16, 2020
Would be a good move for Jan.. would prefer him at Ajax though
— StevieWonder🇳🇱 (@WideDutchman) May 16, 2020
Would be a good move for him, Italians are known for prolonging careers. A slower league as well as more rigid and organised will make up for his lost pace, good luck to him.
— THFC-Tom💙 (@tom_thfc) May 16, 2020
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