Transfer talk

Vertonghen team-mate tips Spurs switch

March 1, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Jan Vertonghen would be a big success at White Hart Lane, according to his defensive partner at Ajax, Toby Alderweireld.

Jan Vertonghen leads Ajax against Man Utd
GettyImagesJan Vertonghen leads Ajax against Man Utd

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Vertonghen has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs after manager Harry Redknapp watched the Ajax captain's impressive performances against Manchester United in the Europa League recently.

Following those ties, Ajax manager Frank De Boer said the Belgium international was ready for a move to the Premier League and team-mate Alderweireld believes Spurs would be the perfect destination.

"Tottenham Hotspur would be a good club for him," Alderweireld told Voetbal International. "They compete at the top and in a beautiful league and also he would have a good chance to be a starting player."

"For Jan, this is a much more important consideration than just a big bag of money."

Vertonghen, 22, has been at Ajax his entire career, except for a season-long loan with Belgian side Waalwijk in 2006-07, and was named captain following goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's move to Roma last summer.