Vertonghen fears Spurs move collapse

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen is worried that the deal to take him to Tottenham Hotspur this summer has collapse the Daily Mail reports.

The transfer has hit a snag after it was revealed the Dutch club are unwilling to pay Vertonghen 15 per cent of the transfer fee he is owed due to a clause in his contract which has a year left to run.

It’s thought Spurs have agreed to pay £9.6 million for the Belgian international who is keen to leave the Amsterdam Arena for the Premier League but now fears his dream move is in jeopardy.

And the 25-year-old isn’t holding out much hope that Ajax will come to an agreement although he admits remaining with the Eredivisie side wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing.

“This is a shame. I thought that it would be sorted out much sooner,’ he told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

“As it looks now, I’ll be at Ajax on July 2. I’m hoping for a solution, but I’m not expecting a solution.

“I have one advantage: Ajax have got a good coach who knows me. I play in a good, stable squad. Let’s become champions with Ajax for the third time in a row.”

Vertonghen is unhappy that details of the proposed transfer have been leaked to the media and hit back at rumours regarding the amount of the final fee he is obligated too.

“I’m shocked. The percentage is correct. It’s unbelievable,” he said. “I know that at Ajax a lot of things are leaking. When you hear it about other football players, you don’t feel it. It’s different when it’s about yourself.”

Managerless Spurs are also chasing Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson as a potential replacement for Luka Modric who looks set to leave North London in the summer with Real Madrid interested.
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