AC Milan keen on Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen
According to Sempre Milan (h/t Football London), Serie A giants AC Milan are keen on Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.
The 32-year-old is in the final months of his Tottenham Hotspur contract. With his spell set to expire in the summer, Vertonghen is free to discuss terms with foreign clubs on a move in the summer.
Italian champions Juventus are also interested in the defender. A return to Ajax Amsterdam is another possibility that cannot be ruled out.
Vertonghen joined Tottenham from Ajax in 2012. He went on to become a lynchpin in the Spurs defense for the decade and has made 306 appearances in eight seasons.
His performances have seen him be nominated for the Premier League team of the year twice in 2013 and 2018. He was also selected for the UEFA Champions League squad of the season 2019 as Spurs lost to Liverpool at the final hurdle.
Time to move on?
Vertonghen has been an excellent servant of the club and has shown both loyalty and commitment to the side. He was a critical component to a well-organized Spurs side that continued to punch above expectations under Mauricio Pochettino.
Soon to turn 33 this April, the Belgian’s age looks to have caught up with him. H has struggled of late and looks a shadow of the formidable defender he once was. He was unceremoniously substituted off by Mourinho in the 54th minute of the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Southampton.
Although he is capable of putting in a shift for a few more seasons, his lack of pace have made him a target for pacy wide men looking to take him on.
It will be best served for both the club and the player to end what has been a very fruitful relationship in the summer. Vertonghen could thrive in the comparatively slower league Serie A and do justice to his excellent positional awareness.
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