Inter Milan eyeing second Tottenham raid as two Spanish suitors emerge

Date published: Tuesday 19th May 2020 3:48

Inter Milan are among the clubs interested in signing Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen upon the expiry of his contract, according to reports.

Vertonghen, who moved to Spurs in the summer of 2012 from Ajax, is one of the longest-serving members of Jose Mourinho‘s squad but the Belgian is edging closer to a departure from north London.

The 33-year-old has just over a month left on his latest contract – signed in December 2018 – but unlike with fellow centre-back Toby Alderweireld, there has been no suggestion of an extension being penned.

According to Calciomercato (via Marca), Vertonghen has received interest from Inter, who could look to conduct a second raid on Tottenham in as many transfer windows after signing Christian Eriksen in January.

Elsewhere, Roma are also said to be keen while in Spain, LaLiga side Real Betis and Valencia are keeping tabs on Vertonghen’s situation.

Vertonghen – who will be available on a free transfer if he does leave Spurs – will likely be hot property given the reluctance of clubs to splash out transfer fees given the current financial climate in the sport.

The defender, who is Belgium’s most capped player having made 118 appearances, has also made 311 appearances for Spurs.

 

His contract is set to run out on June 30 but Spurs have the option of tying him over until the end of the season – which is expected to run into July – with a short-term extension.

In other news, Tottenham are reportedly set to battle with Arsenal for the signing of Real Madrid defender Nacho.

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