Jan Vertonghen confirms Spurs departure after eight-year stint

Jan Vertonghen has confirmed his departure from Tottenham Hotspur after an eight-year stint at the London club.

he Belgian centre-back tweeted the news this morning after widespread speculation linked the 33-year-old with a move away from the club.

Vertonghen said: “So my time at the club comes to an end. A sad day for many reasons. I will miss the friends I’ve made here, the staff that make the club run, playing at the amazing new stadium & of course you fans.”

The former Ajax defender played 232 games for Spurs, scoring six goals and leaves the club as a free agent.

Vertonghen isn’t likely to be the only departure from the club as manager Jose Mourinho seeks to build his own squad to improve on their sixth-place Premier League finish next season.

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