Spurs star Jan Vertonghen looks set to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, according to a report from The Daily Express.
Neil Fissler revealed Jose Mourinho has called off contract talks with Vertonghen, despite the fact he has entered the final weeks of his contract, and it seems his time in North London is coming to an end.
The Belgian international was a favourite of former boss Mauricio Pochettino, starring in over 200 games for the Argentine, but his deal is set to expire at the end of June.
Last month, the Premier League announced that clubs can offer extensions to out-of-contract players due to the economic uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic.
Regardless, Mourinho has decided to end discussions with the Belgian’s representatives, and it appears the 33-year-old is ready to consider his options as a free agent.
After arriving at White Hart Lane from Ajax for £11.25m back in 2012, Vertonghen has formed a formidable partnership with Toby Alderweireld, making more than 300 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring fourteen goals and creating seven assists in all competitions.
Whilst the Belgium international has been a loyal servant of the club for many years, it is fair to say he has struggled for consistency this season.
Furthermore, he is no longer a first-choice starter in the starting lineup, although it is unlikely he will be short of potential suitors when the transfer market opens, given the fact clubs will be able to sign the veteran for free.
As it stands, Vertonghen is below the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier as well as Alderweireld in the pecking order, although he is expected to complete the remainder of the season before departing in the summer.
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