Tottenham set to complete eighth contract deal in the next few days - report
By Dominic Toner
Jan Vertonghen is set to become the latest Tottenham player to agree a new deal, according to a report.
The Mail claim that the Belgian defender will sign a new contract at White Hart Lane after Mauricio Pochettino revealed that a deal would be agreed ‘in the next few days.’
The report details that the 29-year-old currently has two years remaining on his current contract and has been in talks over an extension since early in 2016.
Spurs announced on Friday that Kyle Walker had agreed a new contract, which keeps him at the club until 2021.
The England international became the latest Spurs player to commit his future to the club, with Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen all extending their deals.
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Tom Carroll and Harry Winks, who were selected in central midfield for Wednesday’s 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham, also signed new contracts last week.
Spurs manager Pochettino is keen to secure the futures of his star players and Vertonghen is set to be the next man to sign on.
The centre-back has been a crucial player since he arrived in 2012 from Ajax and has made 168 appearances.
He helped Spurs to finish third in the Premier League last season and as a result is expected to play a major role in the club’s Champions League adventure.
Vertonghen has forged a strong partnership alongside compatriot Toby Alderweireld, with Spurs currently holding the best defensive record in the league this season.
Spurs have conceded just two goals from their opening five games and are currently third in the table with 11 points.
Pochettino’s side travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday in their next league encounter.
In other Tottenham team news, Marcus Edwards has sent a Twitter message to the club’s fans.