Tottenham Hotspur are planning for life without Belgian center back Jan Vertonghen. The club has failed to reach an agreement with the player over an extension on his current deal that runs out at the end of the season.
Vertonghen, 32, has been an integral part of the club since he made the move from Ajax in 2012. According to a report from Football insider, the Belgium international’s time is up in North London. His time with the club is coming to a natural end. Spurs have offered the player a one-year extension on his deal on a reduced term. But the player is holding out for a two-year extension.
Since the club and player have failed to reach a compromise, Spur’s boss Jose Mourinho and the club’s hierarchy, are all making early squad preparations for the 2020/21 season. They are not anticipating the Belgian to remain. In fact, they are said to be planning for life after him.
The club has shortlisted a host of names to replace Vertonghen in the squad. Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu is among the names on the club’s radar. Spurs have also registered an interest in Denmark international Simon Kjaer. The Denmark captain on loan at AC Milan will have a year left on his contract at the end of the season.