Jan Vertonghen: This is what I hope Tottenham do this summer
By Danny Wright
Jan Vertonghen hopes that Tottenham can keep a hold of their key players this summer.
A number of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad members have been linked elsewhere, but the Belgian centre-back thinks they would be better of staying put and trying to help Spurs win silverware next season.
The Sun has previously reported that Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose all want to leave North London with Manchester United monitoring the situation.
When asked about the futures of a host of Spurs stars, including Vertonghen’s defensive partner Toby Alderweireld, the 30-year-old said in a video on Sky Sports’ website: “These guys have shown their importance for us, this season and for a couple of seasons now.
“I think Tottenham has the strength and the power to keep guys like that in the team these days.
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“I really hope they all stay and that we can push together for something nice next season.”
Tottenham have came close to winning the Premier League title two years in-a-row now after finishing runners-up to Chelsea this year.
However they are still awaiting a first piece of major silverware since their FA Cup victory in 1991.
Vertonghen has been a part of a monumental rise for the North London club, who have gone from struggling for a spot in Europe to being genuine title contenders.
The 92-times Belgium international made 42 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham this term and has proved to be an immovable object in the side’s defence.
He moved to Spurs in 2012 after rising through the ranks of Dutch giants Ajax and earned his 200th appearance in all competitions for his side in the 2-0 win over Arsenal in the final North London derby at White Hart Lane in April.
In other Tottenham news, Kieran Trippier has revealed what Pochettino did when he found out about his England call-up.