Tottenham defender Jav Vertonghen has been once again linked with a move to Barcelona in light of his impressive World Cup displays for Belgium.
The 27-year-old is believed to be on the radar of Barcelona and Vertonghen’s agent has stirred speculation further by failing to mention which clubs are interested in his player – “Jan enjoys the attention of several teams,” said his agent, Mustapha Nakhli. “Are Barcelona one of those clubs, I would neither confirm nor deny. ” Vertonghen is still under contract with Tottenham but it will be hard for the Belgian to palm off one of the worlds biggest clubs. “Tottenham is not a small club,” says Nakhli. “It’s too early to give them an answer. There were several clubs reported for Jan, we’ll see.”
Obvious interest in Vertonghen may make it difficult for Spurs to keep hold of one of their key defenders. Barcelona are already hunting around the Premier League for Luis Suarez and it seems they are ready to make it a double swoop from England as the Belgian could join Suarez at the Catalan.
Spurs fans, how much would you want in return for Barcelona to prize away your defender?
By Oliver Baines | July 11th, 2014