On Monday, Tottenham Hotspurs just announced that they agreed on a new contract signing with defender Jan Vertonghen and also goalkeeper Michel Vorm. Thus, the permanence of the two is guaranteed until the end of the season.
Previously, both had a bond with the Spurs until June, which was originally supposed to be the “end” of the season, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, their contracts had to be extended, at least until the end of the actual season.
The Special One Jose Mourinho had already highlighted the importance of Vertonghen in the team and also made explicit his will in signing a new contract with the Belgium international.
In an interview on Friday, before the clash against Manchester United, the Portuguese coach stated the following:
“Vertonghen is a fantastic player and a great professional who loves and respects this club. I have no doubt that he is committed to us and is prepared to be used against Manchester United. However, I hope that we can reach an agreement for him to stay with us until the end of the season. ”
In addition to the defenders, Tottenham also announced the extension of the bond of several on-loan players as Newcastle’s Danny Rose, Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters, QPR’s Jack Clarke and Luke Amos, Viborg’s Brandon Austin, and Atletico Beleares’ Armando Shashoua.
It’s good news for Spurs fans, mainly specifically talking about Vertonghen, who is a stand-out in the Spurs defensive system, and almost certainly will leave at the end of the season.
Mourinho’s side is currently in the 8th position in the Premier League table. There are still ways of getting to European Football next season, but they must play better football in order to that happen.
If you stop and think, it means a lot for the Spurs to get at least to the UEFA Europa League, as they might lose key-players in case they don’t succeed.