Jan Vertonghen is ‘very committed’ to Tottenham, according to his agent… despite not being offered a contract extension after eight years at the club and his deal running out this summer
- Jan Vertonghen’s agent has insisted he is still ‘very committed’ to Tottenham
- The defender has been linked with a summer exit when his contract runs out
- He has not been offered a contract extension after eight years at the club
- His agent said his reaction to being subbed in FA Cup was ‘not about his future’
- Tottenham have offered Troy Parrott a new contract that runs until 2023
Defender Jan Vertonghen remains ‘very committed’ to Tottenham, according to his agent, despite not being offered a new contract.
The 32-year-old Belgian is out of contract in the summer and there is no new extension in sight for him. The centre-back has been linked with a move away from the north London club and is expected to leave at the end of the season.
Vertonghen appeared to look frustrated after being substituted during the second half of the midweek FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Southampton.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is ‘very committed’ to Tottenham according to his agent
The Belgian is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with an exit after eight years
The defender looked dejected as he exited the field in Spurs FA Cup match with Southampton
The defender’s agent Tom De Mul, though, played down suggestions his client was unhappy at the club which he joined from Ajax during 2012.
De Mul said in an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws: ‘He is feeling better now. His reaction had nothing to do with his future.
‘He was just disappointed when he got subbed off. Unhappy about his performance and the team’s performance in the first hour.’
De Mul maintained Vertonghen was very much focused on helping Jose Mourinho’s men finish the campaign in style.
‘Jan still wants to achieve great things with Spurs. He wants to qualify for the Europa or Champions League, to win the FA Cup,’ De Mul said.
‘He is 32, but still very ambitious. He is focused. He still has so many targets. The Euros are a super important goal too.
His agent said he was ‘just disappointed’ to be subbed off and ‘unhappy with his performance’
His agent also said ‘he wants to play at the top level as long as possible’ ahead of potential exit
‘It’s what I admire in Jan. He wants to play at the top level as long as possible. He is very still hungry.’
De Mul added Vertonghen was ‘still super happy at Spurs’ and loved living in the capital.
‘He is still very committed. There’s a lot of respect for Tottenham, just like there is a lot of respect from the club towards us. That’s logical after eight seasons. There is a connection,’ De Mul said.
‘We haven’t reached an agreement (on a contract extension) as yet, but we don’t rule out anything.
‘There is interest in him as a free agent, but Spurs is a very interesting option for us. The door’s still open.’
Spurs announced that young star Troy Parrott has signed a new contract until 2023
Tottenham announced on Friday morning Troy Parrott has signed a new contract until 2023.
Parrott, 18, came through the club’s youth ranks and has made two competitive first team appearances, including his Premier League debut against Burnley on December 7.
The Dublin-born forward was handed his senior international cap for the Republic of Ireland in a friendly win against New Zealand during November.
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