Jan Vertonghen sends message on Twitter about his fitness, posts training photo

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen is ramping up his return from injury.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has taken to Twitter in order to tell Spurs fans that he's closing in on a return from injury.

Vertonghen, 28, has been a regular for Spurs since signing from Ajax in 2012, and he was enjoying his finest season for the club alongside his Belgium and former Ajax team-mate Toby Alderweireld, as the duo rekindled their partnership to lead the Premier League's finest defence.

However, Vertonghen's suffered medial ligament damage during a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in January, ruling him out for at least two months, thrusting Kevin Wimmer into the Spurs side in his place.

Now though, Vertonghen is on his way back to full fitness. Spurs take on Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening, with Mauricio Pochettino looking to continue his side's push for the Premier League title - and he could end up having Vertonghen back in his ranks.

On Thursday evening, the Belgian international took to Twitter in order to send a message to supporters, claiming he is 'getting closer' to making his big return to the Spurs side.

Vertonghen posted a picture of himself in training alongside his message, with the centre back really pushing to play a part in Tottenham's title run-in, though whether Pochettino would immediately drop his replacement Wimmer remains to be seen.

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