Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen will not be short of suitors ahead of the transfer window, as another team have thrown their name into the mix.
According to Fotomac, Galatasaray are targeting Vertonghen in the summer as they are looking for replacements for Christian Luyindama and Marcao.
The Tottenham defender will become a free agent in a matter of weeks, amid interest from Serie A sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina.
The Turkish newspaper, as relayed by Sport Witness, claims the Lions are scouting for alternatives.
Galatasaray are ready to offer Vertonghen’s representatives a two-year-contract, reportedly worth €2m per year, which roughly equates to £1.78m.
Although the Belgian was a favourite of former boss Mauricio Pochettino, featuring in over 200 games for the Argentine, his deal is set to expire at the end of June.
The Premier League announced last month that clubs are able to offer extensions to out-of-contract players as a result of the economic uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus crisis.
However, Mourinho decided to call off talks with Vertonghen’s agent, and it seems the Belgium international is ready to explore his options as a free agent.
After arriving at White Hart Lane from Ajax in 2012, the 33-year-old has formed a solid partnership with Toby Alderweireld, playing in more than 300 games for the Lilywhites, scoring fourteen goals and creating seven assists in all competitions.
The Evening Standard recently revealed he plans to remain loyal to Spurs and will at least finish this season as he will be unable to play for another club until next term.
As it stands, the Turkish side’s offer falls short of Vertonghen’s wage demands. The Times reported that Fiorentina have hit a stumbling block over his £3.5m-a-year wages.
Nevertheless, the veteran is in hot demand as the transfer window approaches.
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