Tottenham suffer setback ahead of new season

Date published: Thursday 30th June 2016 6:32

Jan Vertonghen: Signed new deal

Jan Vertonghen: Signed new deal

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is out of Belgium’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Wales and could miss the start of the season after he tore his ankle ligaments.

Before travelling up to Lille on Thursday, the 29-year-old sustained what was initially reported to be a twisted ankle during training at their team base in Bordeaux.

Vertonghen was pictured arriving in northern France on crutches and Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed the defender will miss the rest of Euro 2016, with the ankle injury expected to keep the defender out for six to eight weeks.

Tottenham are also experiencing difficulties in the transfer market, too, with striker Vincent Janssen showing his frustration with current AZ Alkmaar who are continuing to play hardball over a £14.87m move.

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