The 31-year-old defender has revealed that he wants to stay at Spurs beyond 2020.
The Belgium international, though, has suggested that he is open to joining his former club Ajax in the future.
Vertonghen started his professional club football career at Dutch side Ajax and moved to Tottenham in the summer of 2012.
“I’ve got a contract until 2020 — there’s an option and Tottenham will take that option,” Vertonghen told The London Evening Standard.
“So I’ve got a year and a half left and then we’ll see. The way I feel now, I’ve got at least four to five good years left in the tank.”
Regarding playing for Ajax before he retires, the Belgian defender said: “You never know, but I’ve got a great passion for Ajax. I’d probably live in Amsterdam [when I retire]."
Positive for Tottenham Hotspur fans
Vertonghen is one of the best defenders in Europe, and despite being in his early 30s, he remains an important figure in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
The Belgian is at the top of his game, and it would make sense for Tottenham to hand a contract until 2021 or 2022.
Tottenham are challenging for the Premier League title and have also progressed to the last-16 stage of the Champions League this season.
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