Jan Vertonghen’s Tottenham Hotspur future is in doubt as Manchester United management is weighing up a January move for the Belgium international.
Manchester United are desperate to sign at least one top class central defender in January transfer window and apart from Jan Vertonghen, Ron Vlaar is also being linked with the Old Trafford giants.
Jan Vertonghen has struggled to get a regular playing time at Tottenham Hotspur this season as coach Mauricio Pochettino has lost his confidence in the former Ajax man. Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal believes that it is a great opportunity to lure Vertonghen away from Tottenham Hotspur and he has asked the club authorities to prepare a January move for the player.
Meanwhile, reports coming from England have also confirmed the desire of Manchester United management to move for Jan Vertonghen in January. The Daily Mirror has claimed in its report today that: “Belgium international centre-back Jan Vertonghen is unsettled at the White Hart Lane club, having become frustrated at a lack of regular Premier League starts under their first-year manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian is said to be unimpressed by Vertonghen’s attitude, and axed him from the 2-1 home defeat by Stoke that was Spurs’ last match before this international break.”
Jan Vertonghen has started only 6 of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League this season and he is not happy with his current status at the club. The Belgium international is also finding it difficult to adjust with the training methods of coach Pochettino and he has already started looking for other clubs.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is well aware of this troubled situation of Jan Vertonghen at Tottenham Hotspur and he thinks that it is a perfect chance to sign the player.
Manchester United made a huge outlay of cash on new signings like Daley Blind, Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo during the summer but coach Louis van Gaal has failed to find the right balance in his struggling defence while constant injuries to players like Phil Jones and Luke Shaw has also not helped the cause.
Manchester United believe that an offer in the region of 16-19 million pounds would be enough to persuade Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy to sale Jan Vertonghen but if they fail in their pursuit of the player, they could turn their attention to Aston Villa’s Dutch star Ron Vlaar.