Jan Vertonghen being chased by three Serie A clubs
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen, who will be out of contract this summer, is being chased by three Serie A clubs. This is according to a report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Football.london).
Vertonghen has been with Tottenham since the summer of 2012 and has been a great servant to the club. However, the 32-year-old in the final few months of his deal with our club. This has cast doubts over his future, with a number of clubs lining up to sign him (h/t Football.london).
Inter Milan are one of the three interested parties from Italy, keen on securing Vertonghen’s services (h/t Football.london).
The Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte has raided Premier League clubs in the last two transfer windows and is intent on signing Vertonghen on a free transfer this summer. He is also prepared to allow Diego Godin move the other way, according to the report.
However, Inter will have to battle fellow Serie A clubs Napoli and AS Roma, both of whom are also intent on recruiting the 32-year-old (h/t Football.london).
Napoli are looking at a potential replacement for the exit-linked Kalidou Koulibaly leading to their interest in Vertonghen. Roma, on the other hand, are viewing the Belgian international as an alternative to Chris Smalling, who could prove to be expensive to sign permanently (h/t Football.london).
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Vertonghen has featured 26 times this season across all competitions, scoring twice and assisting one more. The 32-year-old recently opened on his future at the club, claiming that he had a few key decisions to make in the coming days.
While the Belgian international has shown signs of slowing down, his experience at this level could still be very valuable to our club. Hopefully, the management is able to tie him down to a new contract and stave off the interest from Serie A.