Jan Vertonghen says he is happy to remain at Tottenham but he is yet to enter into negotiations over a new contract. The Belgium international has entered the final 12 months of his current deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after triggering a one-year extension last season and he is still an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Indeed, Vertonghen has wracked up nearly 300 appearances across all competitions since arriving in north London back in 2012 and he is certainly in no rush to leave the club, although talks over extending his contract are yet to take place. “I just want to focus on this year, I know I have got one year left so I know a lot of questions will be asked,” he said.
“I have said it before, I am very happy at the club. The supporters have been great for me, the manager has improved me a lot and has a lot of confidence in me. “I feel very, very good physically so I am not sure what is going to happen this year, I can only say I am happy where I am at and I feel the support from the manager, team-mates and the squad.”
Spurs could yet be busy during the final few days of the transfer window, with reports linking the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Elseid Hysaj with moves to the club, but Vertonghen insists, whatever the makeup of the squad come Thursday, they will be ready for the new season. “We just look at ourselves, we want to be in the best shape possible, whoever comes in or goes out that is out of our hands,” he added. “We have got a great squad with great guys and whoever is here is ready to play for Spurs.”