Tottenham on the Verge of signing Ajax defender

Updated: May 23, 2012

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, has travelled to Holland in an attempt to finalise a deal for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

There has been much interest in Belgian International Jan Vertonghen from a host of Premier League clubs. However, the 24 year old has indicated he would prefer a move to White Hart Lane and play under manager Harry Redknapp.

Ajax is apparently asking for a lot of money for the defender and it appears they are trying to keep the player at the club. He has pleaded with Ajax officials not to stand in his way and let him make the move he wants, and that is to join Spurs.
Vertonghen is a talented left footed player who usually plays as a defender but can also play in midfield. He is equally adept at playing anywhere on the left side or in defensive midfield and frequently joins in the attack from his centre back position.

Although playing as a defender, Vertonghen is well known for his offensive prowess and powerful shooting ability.
Ajax financial director Jeroen Slop and commercial director Henri van der Aat met with Levy to continue talks over the Belgian’s move to Spurs.

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