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Transfer news: Jan Vertonghen will become a Spurs player, subject to a medical
Tottenham look as if they are to, finally, clinch the deal of Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen after agreeing a fee with the Dutch club.
The Belgium international will now undergo a medical before completing his move to White Hart Lane.
“We’re delighted to announce we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Jan Vertonghen, subject to a medical,” a Tottenham statement read.
“The 2011/12 campaign was the Belgium international’s most successful season to date - being named Ajax captain at the start and going on to lead the Dutch side to their second straight league title.
“The centre back’s impressive performances did not go unnoticed as he was named Eredivisie Player of the Year as well as Ajax’s Player of the Year in a season that saw him score 10 times in 37 appearances.
“In total, Jan made 220 appearances and scored 28 goals for Ajax since making his debut for them in 2006.” The move has been in the pipeline for some time but the two clubs have spent the past few weeks negotiating the terms of the transfer.