Last week, we carried a report from FcInterNews, who explained Jan Vertonghen’s agent had offered the Tottenham Hotspur defender to Inter Milan.

It was also stated the Nerazzurri turned down the chance to sign the Belgium international, which is why his representative has approached other clubs.

The Spurs centre-back will turn 33 years of age on Thursday and his current deal with the north London club expires on June 30th.

Speaking to Play Sports, the former Ajax man admitted he has received several proposals and also explained how the global health crisis can help free agents in the next transfer window.

“Since January, a number of clubs have come forward with serious proposals,” Het Laatste Nieuws quoted Vertonghen as saying.

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“The lockdown has brought a lot of uncertainty to the transfer market and, strangely enough, it has only had a positive effect on interest.

“I’m free, of course, and many clubs don’t have the money to do transfers. Transfer-free players like me are even coveted more because of the Coronavirus crisis.”

José Mourinho’s man also admitted he would like to learn a new language, which is an indication that he’s seriously thinking about a Tottenham exit.

“I’m waiting, because I really want to choose the right club, which could be Tottenham again. Anyway, it has to be a club with a lot of ambition, because I always have it,” DH reported him as saying.

“I always have it. I want continue at the highest level for a few more years and preferably in the Champions League.

“I really want to play in Europe and I would like to learn a new language. Spain and Italy are certainly options. The interest of these countries is there, but it’s not like I can sign somewhere tomorrow. Even the clubs prefer to wait and see in these uncertain times.”

The ongoing pandemic has also suspended football in England and it’s unclear if and when the season will resume. Vertonghen stressed players hardly have any say in deciding whether or not to restart the Premier League.

“The situation here is of course completely different. In the Netherlands there is also a lot at stake, but the financial interests in the Premier League are really of a different order,” he said.

“They will do everything to finish the competition. In England, people are even considering quarantining the players, coaches and referees for five weeks.

“So, a kind of mini-World Cup. That would be dramatic for a family man like me. But we players have little say about that. Money talks.”