One of the big questions at Tottenham these days concerns the future of Jan Vertonghen and his expiring contract.
The centre-back is expected to be a free agent on June 30th (Covid-19 league suspension aside), which attracted a number of clubs’ attention, including that of Ajax, his former side.
There have been a number of comments made, including those of Erik ten Hag, who admitted the Amsterdam club were following the player’s situation ‘very closely’.
Down Vertonghen’s end, there have been reassurances the defender wants to continue at Spurs, and one of the reasons why a move to Ajax isn’t currently on the cards has been revealed by De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij on Thursday.
In a Q&A on the newspaper’s website, he was asked by @ajax_stuff if the Eredivisie side would be making a new attempt to bring back the Belgium international.
Verweij replied: “Jan Vertonghen doesn’t want to compete with his best friend Daley Blind at Ajax, and he doesn’t like playing left-back. So a transfer only seems possible if Blind leaves”.
Since that doesn’t appear to be happening anytime soon since the former Manchester United player has featured in the vast majority of Ajax games this season, perhaps this is one avenue that can be closed for the foreseeable future.