The good news is that he looks like an absolute beast of a defender and someone who could lead the Spurs back four for as long as the club want him at White Hart Lane.
If it wasn’t for Gareth Bale, then Vertonghen would more than likely be the Spurs player that literally everyone was talking about and the star linked with a multi-million move to La Liga.
In fact his performances have been so smooth and reliable that Scott Parker has described him as a Rolls Royce defender; top quality, reliable and very expensive.
He seems to have made the comments effectively based on the class and quality of Vertonghen’s performances for Spurs this season in all competitions, which is perfectly fair enough.
Bale and Vertonghen are of course completely different players so it would be unfair to Bale to draw a comparison with him as another classic car, as that would not be fitting to his raw and exciting qualities as a player.
Bale is probably more something like an Aston Martin One-77, a unique and exclusive modern player, hinting at raw power and speed.
Two of the qualities about Bale’s game which have been most impressive this season are his speed and his acceleration.
The way he can go through the gears in such a small amount of time was enough to grab the attention of football legend Zinedine Zidane, who said it was frightening just how quickly Bale could run and reach top speed.
The other reason I picked a One-77 to compare Bale to is because only 77 of them have been made and they are very expensive.
Bale has been tipped with a possible move to Real Madrid this summer, but Spurs have put a valuation of £100 million on his head which would make him the most expensive player in the history of football.
If Spurs can secure Champions League football for next season then they have an odds on chance of keeping Bale for at last another year, there’s even still a good chance that he’ll stay if they finish in fifth place.
Either way, Spurs need to hang onto both players for next year because they have the sheer class and quality of a Belgian defender and the raw and quite frankly frightening pace and power of one of the most talked about forwards in the game.
What car do you think best represents Bale?
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