Jan Vertonghen has confirmed that Tottenham is where he will be for at least the next year, despite transfer rumours linking him away.
The Belgian international made only 23 appearances for the Spurs last season but he contributed to a solid 10 clean sheets. With the 27 year-old being linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona due to managerial concerns at White Hart Lane, many believed that the transfer would be a done deal.
However, as relayed by ESPN, in a recent statement Vertonghen stated: “I’ve got a couple more years at Tottenham, I’m happy, so it doesn’t matter who the manager will be..”
Coincidentally Spurs are reportedly lining up Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino to be their new manager for next season.
Rumours were that Frank De Boer was said to be the next coach at White Hart Lane but the Ajax boss has apparently not been contacted. Chairman Daniel Levy is only targeting employed managers reports say, which would cross out the possibility of David Moyes or Michael Laudrup managing in north London next season.
Although he has made 54 appearances for his national team, this will be Vertonghen’s first World Cup. Seeing as Carles Puyol has retired, Barcelona have no choice but to search for a new centre-back and with David Luiz already taken by Paris-Saint Germain, there's every chance they could return to try and sign the Belgian international, regardless of Spurs' intentions.