Vertonghen reportedly missed out on Spurs captaincy after player discussions

Romelu Lukaku and Jan Vertonghen Belgium

A fresh story has come out regarding Tottenham Hotspur's captaincy decision.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen reportedly missed out on becoming the club’s captain after Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino discussed the role with his players.

The Telegraph claims the former Southampton boss canvassed his squad for opinions before making the final call, and that while Vertonghen was tipped to take on some kind of leadership role, he ultimately saw Younes Kaboul given the captaincy and Emmanuel Adebayor and Hugo Lloris become vice-captains ahead of him.

The report suggests that it was not Pochettino alone who made the decision, but that the players also had a say, with the suggestion being that Vertonghen was not seen as the man for the job.

It is an interesting and unexpected report given Vertonghen’s importance to the Tottenham side. But the Belgian international is yet to sign a new contract and it is claimed in the report that having only recently arrived at White Hart Lane Pochettino asked for the opinion of his players on who would be the best choices to lead them going forward.

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