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Tottenham in negotiations to sign up international defender

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Spurs’ centre-back Jan Vertonghen is in line for a big pay raise in order to keep the core of Spurs’ squad together, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Talks over a new contract have begun and it’s expected that Vertonghen will sign a new deal with the North London side.

Vertoghen’s current deal ends in 2018, but Spurs want to extend his contract because of the Belgian international’s great season.

Partnered with fellow Belgian, Toby Alderweireld, the duo are a big reason why Spurs have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League this season. Many consider the two the best centre back pairing in the league.

Unfortunately Vertonghen is out of an extended period of time dealing with a MCL injury, after a nasty elbow from Crystal Palace’s Connor Wickham caused him to land awkwardly.

Currently Vertoghen’s making £40,000 a week, but is expected to get a nice wage increase.

Vertonghen arrived from Ajax in the summer 2012 for £12 million and has certainly been worth even bit of that fee and then some. Since then he’s made 112 appearances for the Lilywhites.

Tottenham are currently in a contract extension frenzy as players like Mousa Dembélé, Dele Alli, and Josh Onomah have recently signed extensions with the club. Christian Eriksen is almost set on finalizing a contract extension as well, and the club plans on opening up contract extension talks with star striker Harry Kane.