skip to content

Vertonghen resigned to Ajax stay

More

27 Jun 2012 15:18:06

Vertonghen resigned to Ajax stay

Tottenham's hopes of signing Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen are fading due to a clause in his Ajax contract.

Vertonghen is entitled to 15% of the agreed £9.5million transfer deal under the terms of his deal with the Dutch champions. Ajax have indicated their reluctance to honour the clause and, while the 25-year-old still seeks a move to White Hart Lane, he is resigned to staying in Amsterdam.

"This is a shame. I thought that it would be sorted out much sooner," he told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. "As it looks now, I'll be at Ajax on July 2. I'm hoping for a solution, but I'm not expecting a solution."

He added: "I have one advantage: Ajax have got a good coach who knows me.

"I play in a good, stable squad. Let's become champions with Ajax for the third time in a row."

Vertonghen is astonished that specific details of his contract have been released.

"I'm shocked. The percentage is correct - it's unbelievable. I know that at Ajax a lot of things are leaking," he said.

"When you hear it about other football players, you don't feel it. It's different when it's about yourself."


PA

Sponsored links

Facebook comments

Related Ajax News

advertisement

advertisment