Vertonghen reportedly very happy at Tottenham and set to sign new contract

The Tottenham Hotspur defender is allegedly ready to commit to the club until at least the summer of 2019.

According to a report from the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Jan Vertonghen is very happy in North London and is ready to sign a new long-term contract with the club.

The Belgium international is currently out injured but prior to his setback he formed a wonderful defensive partnership with his countryman Toby Alderweireld, and despite Kevin Wimmer’s emergence Vertonghen will surely return to the starting line-up when he is fully fit.

Vertonghen’s current contract expires in the summer of 2018 and the Standard claims he is ready to sign a new deal in the coming weeks with his weekly wage rising to £50,000 and the new deal running until 2019.

Given the 28-year-old’s importance to Mauricio Pochettino’s side, that would be another huge boost in a season full of them for Spurs.

They are currently second in the Premier League and in the last 16 of the Europa League, and while they have recently dropped points against West Ham United and Arsenal there are still plenty of reasons to be very excited about the future at White Hart Lane.

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