International enforcer responds to reported Tottenham interest
By Danny Wright
Dutch international Joel Veltman has insisted that he has not heard anything from Tottenham in light of a report claiming that the club are interested in him.
The Ajax enforcer has since revealed that he has spoken to his agent about Spurs, but has also been contacted by his Netherlands teammate Vincent Janssen, who has joked that the pair could be playing together at Wembley Stadium next season.
“I have told my agent, there is nothing known to him,” said Veltman to VI.
“Vincent Janssen joked already that we will be teammates, but currently there is nothing concrete.”
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The Standard had reported that Spurs retain a good link with Ajax due to a number of Mauricio Pochettino’s stars hailing from the Dutch giants.
Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have all enjoyed spells in Amsterdam, and it seems than Janssen is keen on having a new Dutch teammate over the summer.
Veltman starred as Ajax reached the Europa League final this season, only to see his side lose to Manchester United.
He can play as a right-back but also does a steady job while playing at the heart of a back four.
The 16-times Netherlands international made 44 appearances for Ajax this term but had quite a poor disciplinary record as he picked up two red cards and 12 yellow cards over the course of the year.
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