Date: 5th September 2018 at 1:09pm
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Tottenham Hotspur centre-half Jan Vertonghen is away on international duty with Belgium this September break and it appears from a recent interview that fan concerns about his future were slightly off the mark.

It was believed by many that the 31-year-old was out of contract next summer and would, therefore, be free to agree a pre-contract with a club abroad during the January transfer window, but the man himself has now confirmed that Spurs do hold a further 12-month option on him within his existing deal and he fully anticipates that the option will be enacted prior to next summer.

The expectation is at that stage we’ll then enter in new contract talks with the man to keep ourselves covered.

It’s obviously allayed the fears of many who had been concerned that new contract talks weren’t already underway, so it’s not as big a problem as it seemed on face value, but it certainly takes the pressure off.

That said, as the above selection of comments suggest, plenty of fans are hoping we sort this sooner rather than later.