By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Jan Vertonghen has agreed the terms of a new Tottenham contract, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim that Spurs are set to swiftly conclude the matter following a breakthrough in talks with the defender.
It is said that the timing of the announcement is the only remaining issue for the north London giants.
Vertonghen revealed last month his delight at the club’s forward planning as they secure so many players on lengthy deals.
Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Tom Carroll and Kyle Walker have all signed new contracts with Spurs since the start of the season and Vertonghen’s deal will mark the conclusion of months of negotiations.
“It’s important that so many of us are signing new deals and all think the same about Tottenham – the way we want to stay together for years and believe in what we are doing here,” Vertonghen said, as quoted by the Evening Standard. “It is just great to be part of it.”
Vertonghen played the full 90 minutes for Belgium on Wednesday night in their 1-1 draw against Holland in an international friendly.
The 29-year-old, who has been capped 88 times by his country, has 18 months remaining on his current Tottenham contract, which expires in June 2018.
He has been a key player for the Londoners since joining from Ajax in 2012, making 177 appearances in all competitions and establishing a solid partnership in the last two seasons with countryman Toby Alderweireld.
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