Tottenham Hotspur have been hit with a huge blow after Jan Vertonghen revealed that he will not be signing a new contract with the White Hart Lane club in the near future, as reported by The Guardian.
However, Vertonghen has still insisted that he is very happy at the club.
Vertonghen said: “I am not signing, no.
“We agreed not to.
“I would prefer not to say why. I still have four years left. I am happy at the club and I think they are happy with me. That’s where it ends.
“I am very happy, we have a good manager, we have a good team and a lot of good players.
“The squad is very big and you have to work hard to play every game and I hope I am playing again soon.”
Given that only two weeks ago Mustapha Nakhli, his agent, stated that the club and the Belgian international defender were close to agreeing a new contract, Spurs fans will look at the news with some fear.
The 27 year old defender’s representative had suggested at the time that the new deal was on the basis that Spurs would be qualifying for the Champions League at the end of this season.
Given their indifferent form since, this could have impacted on Vertonghen’s thought process regarding agreeing a new long term deal.
Spurs have signed Danny Rose, Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane to new deals since the end of last season.