Ajax ace Vertonghen says Spurs move could be just days away from completion
18:52 GMT, 1 June 2012
Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has revealed he is close to joining Tottenham and believes a deal could be finalised in the next 'couple of weeks or maybe days'.
The Belgium international has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move to the Barclays Premier League, with Arsenal and Spurs both interested.
Vertonghen has previously stated his preference to join Tottenham and the defender says that move now looks close to completion.
England awaits: Jan Vertonghen (centre) in training with Belgium
'I am a big fan of the Premier League,' he said ahead of Belgium's friendly with England.
'It is almost the only competition I watch on TV and for me it is the best competition in the world.
'I would like to play in the Premier
League. I am not in contact every day but I think it could be very close
now, maybe a couple of weeks or maybe days.'
Made his mind up: Jan Vertonghen has his heart set on Tottenham
Asked if he knew what club he wanted
to join, he said: 'I probably know which team I will be going to, yes. I
know where I want to go and I think it is clear to everybody.'
When probed as to whether that club is Tottenham, he nodded and said: 'Yes.'