Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur are hoping that veteran centre-back Jan Vertonghen will extend his contract with the club until the end of the campaign, according to Football Insider.
The Belgium international is in the final year of his deal with the North London and is looking set to leave Spurs once the transfer window opens.
However, as per Football Insider, Tottenham’s hierarchy are optimistic that Vertonghen will extend his contract beyond June 30, 2020, and will play a part until the end of the campaign, which has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spurs are going through a tough campaign on the domestic front where they are placed eighth in the league table with 41 points after 29 matches, seven behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Vertonghen has been with Tottenham since the summer of 2012 when he moved from Dutch club Ajax and the no-nonsense defender has become a fans’ favourite.
Since then, the 33-year-old has represented Spurs in 311 matches in all competitions, where he has managed to score 14 goals and provided seven assists.
In the ongoing campaign, Vertonghen has played 26 times for Totttenham, where he has managed to score twice and provided a solitary assist.