Vertonghen set to sign new deal - Have Spurs finally learnt their lesson?

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Tottenham Hotspur have already seen Hugo Lloris commit his future to the club with Jan Vertonghen set to follow, have Spurs learned from their mistakes?

Tottenham have been challenging at the top end of the Premier League table for several years now, but have only enjoyed one season in Europe's elite competition.

They have been unable to sustain regular Champions League football and have lost key players each season as a result to some of Europe's most decorated clubs.

The likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale have all left Spurs off the back of excellent seasons in the past six years and the club have been unable to build a team capable of challenging at the very top of the Premier League.

Bale left to join Real Madrid last year and the money reinvested could not bring any more success, though none of those signed last season have left the club as of yet, and Spurs may have finally learnt their lesson.

Hugo Lloris has committed his future to the club by signing a new five-year deal at the club and Spurs look to have seen off interest from French giants Paris Saint-Germain as a result.

The lure of Champions League football in his home country could have seen Lloris depart, though it would appear that The Lilywhites have done enough to convince him to stay in North London under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Vertonghen now looks likely to follow Lloris by signing a new deal with the club despite ongoing Barcelona interest as Spurs look to have finally kept their key players heading into the new season.

"It goes without saying that I would like to stay at Tottenham Hotspur,” Vertonghen told Belgian station Radio 1.

“I still had a contract for four years. They offered me new contract of five years, I see as great sign of confidence."

There may not have been too much transfer activity at the club this summer, but Spurs fans should be delighted that they have been able to hold on to star players, and will hope last summer's investments can prove their worth in the upcoming campaign.

Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado will both hope to drastically improve from their debut season in English football and Spurs could thrive as a result of keeping the squad much the same.

The manager has changed once again, but Pochettino has given the club a sense of direction as his policy on youth and retaining key players has been evident so far.

Tottenham should improve on last season's sixth-placed finish and will hope for a spot in the top-four under their new Argentine manger in what promises to be another highly competitive Premier League season.

Though the club are in good shape having maintained the squad and if they have indeed learnt the lesson of keeping the best players at the club, then they will continue to grow as a force in English football.

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