Tottenham are confident Jan Vertonghen will sign a new deal until the end of the 2019/2020 Premier League season before he leaves the club in the summer.
Vertonghen has rejected Spurs’ offer of a new contract which would keep him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a further year.
Last month, the Premier League confirmed clubs can negotiate short-term deals for players whose deals are due to expire on 30 June.
Now, a source has told Football Insider the Lilywhites expect him to sign an extension to cover the remaining nine matches of the campaign.
The report adds Spurs are eager to reach an agreement before the Premier League clash against Manchester United next week.
Writing for The Evening Standard, football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick recently revealed Vertonghen plans to stay loyal to Spurs as he won’t be able to play for another club until next season as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
As the veteran is no doubt well aware, it is hard to imagine he will play in every game anyway.
Even though the Belgian was a favourite of former boss Mauricio Pochettino, he has fallen out of favour with Pochettino’s successor, and it seems his long stint in north London is finally winding down.
Despite the fact he is below the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order, Mourinho’s side may benefit from his presence in the dressing room, as he could counsel some of his younger teammates as Spurs seek to surge into the top four.
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