Mourinho has reportedly called off negotiations with Vertonghen as his deal is set to expire at the end of June. The 33-year-old was a firm favourite of former boss Mauricio Pochettino, featuring in more than 200 games for the Argentine, but it seems his eight-year-spell in north London is finally coming to an end.
Although the Premier League announced that English clubs can offer extensions to players who will be out of contract in the summer, Mourinho has pulled out of discussions with the Belgian’s representatives.
He is now reportedly considering a lucrative offer from Real Betis, amid interest from ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who is keen to reunite the veteran with his old teammate Christian Eriksen at Inter Milan. The Belgian international has struggled for form this season and he was substituted early in the second half during the 3-2 win over Southampton in the FA Cup after making a string of errors.
Unsurprisingly, many Spurs fans took to social media to discuss Vertonghen’s future, with one fan tweeting “he’s finished” in reference to his inconsistencies, and another adding “it’s time to go”.
Have a read through a flavour of the reactions from the Spurs faithful below:
We're not a charity,he's finished
— Settings and Privacy (@________78____) June 1, 2020
Right call. Thank you, Jan, a million times for your great service. Come back as a youth coach someday
— ManLikeJimmy (@ortner_jan) June 1, 2020
— No Mour dreaming (@BenHotspur) June 1, 2020
It’s time to go. In Sanchez and Tanganga we trust
— Baba Yao (@ken_rasta7) June 1, 2020
Devastating but the right call unfortunately
— Aamir (@YKAamz) June 1, 2020
It’s the right call unfortunately
— Spurs Sam (@SpursSam2) June 1, 2020
It the right decision will go down as a Tottenham great in my eyes COYS
— Peter Lindsay-White (@PeteFaye555) June 1, 2020
It hurts but it’s the right call. For everyone
— Tore Holvik (@Truespurs78) June 1, 2020
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