In a press conference shortly after Harry Kane signed his new contract yesterday morning, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hinted that there might be more signings to come in the near future. Today, that prediction bore out. Jan Vertonghen became the latest Spurs player to commit his future to the club, signing a new contract that will keep him at the club through 2019.
Vertonghen’s new deal is shorter than a number of the other players who have re-signed with Spurs, but Jan is also 29, and it’s to the point now where shorter contracts probably serve both the player and the club more than long-term deals. There was no word on his new wages, but he almost certainly got a bump on his previous deal, which was said to be around £60k/week.
On Tottenham’s official website, Jan had this to say about his time at Tottenham and his new contract:
"You know sometimes I’ll go back in the day talking to Mousa, Hugo or Kyle Walker, who have been on this road (journey) with me for those years, and time has gone quickly.
"We’ll talk about the players who were here and have left, or the youth players like Harry or Tom (Carroll) who we’ve seen come through the system and become great players for Tottenham. It’s funny, if you go four, five years back, to see where the Club has gone. A lot has changed and there is a great buzz around Tottenham.
"I’m very happy to be here, the future looks great and I’m very happy to be part of it."