After Ledley King announced his retirement, Tottenham knew they had to bring in a quality centre half and they seem to have found that with the Belgian international.
Vertonghen managed eight league goals in 31 appearances for Ajax last season which highlights his attacking strengths and his ability to strike a dead ball. He has looked solid at the back and can play in several positions which gives Andre Villas-Boas a versatile defender who is comfortable on the ball.
Vertonghen has two goals for Tottenham already after netting against Manchester United on Saturday night and Carlisle in the league cup last week. If the Belgian continues to impress in a Tottenham shirt expect the London side to climb the table and put pressure on the top four.