Danny Mills says that Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is playing a game with the Spurs board after comments about his future.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England full-back insisted that there is no chance of the Belgian powerhouse leaving Spurs right now but suggested that the defender is willing to roll the dice over getting himself a better deal.
The Spurs fan favourite has admitted he is not sure where his future lies as he heads into the final year of his contract, having been at the north London outfit since 2012.
While Vertonghen says he is very happy at Tottenham right now, Mills claims his comments are a challenge to the decision-makers at Spurs to get him better terms or risk losing him for nothing.
Mills told Football Insider: “He’s trying to play the game, isn’t he? That’s what it comes down to. Maybe he’s just trying to push up his stock.
“It’s a game, it’s a game of poker. That’s what it all comes down to, it’s a game of bluff. He’s going nowhere now for now but he’s thinking let’s squeeze a few more pounds out of Tottenham.”
Vertonghen has played 286 times for Spurs since arriving from Ajax, establishing himself as one of the club’s modern-day heroes.
Last season saw him suffer a number of injuries which curtailed his campaign, managing just 34 appearances across all competitions, 22 of which came in the Premier League.