Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has agreed to extend his contract that will see him in London till the end of the season.

The Belgian is in his eighth season at Spurs since joining from Ajax in 2017.

The 33-year-old defender had his contract expiring by at the end of the month sparking interest from Italy.

Napoli and Inter Milan were interested in signing the Spurs defender and recent reports linked him to a move to the Italian Capital amid high interest from AS Roma who were willing sign the defender on a free transfer when his contract expires at Spurs.

Roma were reported to have offered the defender a two-year-contract with an option for a third year at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Vertonghen has now signed a short extension with Spurs that will see him in the Premier League till the end of the season as he plans to help Spurs in their Champions League campaign.

Spurs goalkeeper Michael Vorm has also signed an extension of his contract to keep at the club.

A club Statement read:  ‘We can confirm that defender Jan Vertonghen and goalkeeper Michel Vorm have agreed to extend their existing contracts with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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‘Both players’ contracts were due to expire at the end of this month and this extension means they will now be available to play for us for the remainder of the current Premier League season.

Michael Vorm has also extended his contract to stay at the London club

‘We have also agreed to extend the loans of Danny Rose (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton), Jack Clarke and Luke Amos (both QPR), Brandon Austin (Viborg) and Armando Shashoua (Atletico Baleares) until the end of their respective league seasons.’

 

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