'The chairman knows it' - Jan Vertonghen makes urgent plea to Tottenham chief
By Amir Mir
Jan Vertonghen has stated that it is “vital” for Tottenham to keep hold of their wantaway players if they are to go on to win trophies.
The Sun recently claimed that Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Eric Dier are eager to exit the North London club in the summer.
It is said that the trio are worried that the club’s move into Wembley next term could result in them failing to win any major honours in the near future.
All three players mentioned in the report and Veronghen have been key figures behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side securing back-to-back Champions League places.
Vertonghen stated that Spurs have a great team and the chairman Daniel Levy “knows it” along with their manager.
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Here was Vertonghen’s message to his teammates as he urged them to stick together as he used striker Harry Kane an example.
“You can see how ambitious he [Kane] is and he inspires the team with that,[referring to his four goals against Leicester]” said Vertonghen, as quoted by the Daily Star. “The goals for the team are more important than his individual goal. But we have to support him reaching his own individual goals.
“That is why it is vital to keep these lads together. We’ve got a great team now. The gaffer knows it, the chairman knows it.
“I used to play in a great Ajax team and we spoke about keeping the lads together, our dreams were about making finals and winning trophies.
“But it’s impossible for a lower team that doesn’t have the financial ability to do that.
“Tottenham does and everyone wants to be part of this team and you can see the way we play and the way we enjoy playing together, winning together. I don’t think you can find it anywhere else.”
It has been another highly successful season for Tottenham, who have secured the runners-up spot for this season.
They have broken a number of records during this campaign, including their points tally over a Premier League season and finishing above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years.
Kane has been a big influence behind that success scoring 26 goals during his injury-hit campaign, including four away at Leicester on Thursday.
Spurs will temporarily move into Wembley next term which will be their gateway into their new stadium which they will officially move into for the 2018/19 season.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a defensive colossus is heading to Liverpool despite interest from Spurs.