Jan Vertonghen agrees new Tottenham deal but defender still set to leave this summer

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has agreed to extend his contract until the end of this season – but the Belgian could still walk away for free this summer.

Veteran back-up goalkeeper Michel Vorm has also penned terms on a temporary stay with Jose Mourinho’s squad.

Vertonghen’s deal was up on June 30. And although Spurs boss Mourinho insisted last week that “everything is open”, the 33-year-old is expected to quit the Premier League once the current campaign ends.

The Belgium international is understood to want a fresh challenge overseas after eight years at the north London club.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has agreed to extend his contract until the end of this season

Vertonghen was an unused substitute during Tottenham ’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United last Friday.

But he could be in contention for a recall against struggling local-rivals West Ham on Tuesday night – along with England midfielder Dele Alli, who returns after completing a one-match suspension.

A host of players out on loan, including Danny Rose at Newcastle and Kyle Walker-Peters at Southampton, will also stay at their respective clubs.

A statement read: “We can confirm that defender Jan Vertonghen and goalkeeper Michel Vorm have agreed to extend their existing contracts with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Danny Rose has been given the green light to extend his stay at Newcastle until the end of the season

“Both players’ contracts were due to expire at the end of this month and this extension means they will now be available to play for us for the remainder of the current Premier League season.

“We have also agreed to extend the loans of Danny Rose (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton), Jack Clarke and Luke Amos (both QPR), Brandon Austin (Viborg) and Armando Shashoua (Atletico Baleares) until the end of their respective league seasons.”


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