Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen hints at summer exit as free transfer to Roma edges closer 

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has hinted at a summer exit from the club amid links


‘Things are moving’: Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen hints at summer exit despite signing on to finish the season in North London as free transfer to Roma edges closer

  • Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has hinted at a move away from the club
  • The Belgian has fallen down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho’s side
  • Roma, Inter Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina are all interested in the centre-back 

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has hinted that he will leaving the club this summer after links with Serie A side Roma.

The Belgian has extended his contract with Spurs until the end of the season but his long-term future at the club remains in doubt. He has fallen down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho‘s side, with Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez favoured over the 33-year-old. 

‘I can’t say much, but things are moving,’ Vertonghen told Sporza.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has hinted at a summer exit from the club amid links

The Belgian defender has fallen out of favour at Spurs under Jose Mourinho's management

The Belgian defender has fallen out of favour at Spurs under Jose Mourinho’s management

‘Most teams are waiting for the season to end and until they’re sure of TV money coming in.

‘Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea already proves that there is still enough money in the market.

‘Once the ball starts rolling again, it’ll all be fine.’

Roma are favourites to secure’s Vertonghen’s signature, as they view him as a possible Chris Smalling replacement – who will soon return to Manchester United from his loan spell.

Serie A sides Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Fiorentina are all interested in the 33-year-old

Serie A sides Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Fiorentina are all interested in the 33-year-old

Fellow Serie A outfits Napoli, Inter Milan and Fiorentina are also showing an interest in the centre-back as the summer transfer market approaches. 

Vertonghen has not featured since the Premier League’s restart, with his last appearances coming against Burnley back in March.  

The defender joined Tottenham back in 2012 for around £10million from Dutch club Ajax. 

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