Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has dismissed rumours he was unhappy and wanted to leave the club this summer.
The Belgium international had been tipped to leave White Hart Lane following Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League. And after Louis van Gaal’s appointment at Old Trafford, Manchester United were linked with a move for him.
But in an interview with Voetbalkrant.com, the 27-year-old said he was happy where he is.
When asked about his future in North London, Vertonghen said, “I cannot say too much about it. I am now focussed on the World Cup.
“I admit that as a team and individually we did less than expected. But I still believe in Tottenham. I am super happy.
“A transfer is not an issue. I’m good where I am.”
As with so many players at this time, it is clear Vertonghen only has eyes for the World Cup. But it will come as a huge relief to the Tottenham faithful that he has moved to quickly dismiss talk of unrest.
When some stars have refused to confirm or deny anything in the build-up Brazil 2014, at least the Spurs man has put those particular rumours to bed, leaving Tottenham to focus on the more important matter of finding a new manager who can begin to put things in motion for next season and beyond.