Tottenham and Arsenal target discusses his future

08:19 08 May 2012

Belgium international Jan Vertonghen has been linked with a move away from Ajax

Belgium international Jan Vertonghen has been linked with a move away from Ajax

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Transfer news: Jan Vertonghen unsure of where he will be playing his football next season

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has hinted that he could be joining Tottenham at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old’s deal with the Dutch champions expires at the end of next season and with the Belgian unwilling to sign a new contract, Frank De Boer’s side are looking to cash in.

“I owe much to Ajax, I have always given my whole heart and soul for them. My appreciation for the club and the fans is great,” said Vertonghen, who has encouraged his current employers not to stand in his way.

“It would be terrible if my departure would be a long and distorted situation as Ajax would keep asking for a great price ‘till the bone’.

“Of course I want Ajax to become financially better, but the amount Tottenham are willing to pay, maybe with a little bit extra, is very reasonable.

“In a year from now I could leave the club for free. I hope Ajax are aware of it as the situation of Maarten Stekelenburg’s transfer was very harsh. He only arrived at the end of pre-season at AS Roma. I want to flow in fluently, directly with the other Spurs players.

“Tottenham is a fantastic traditional club who play football in a way I like.”

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