AC Milan target Jan Vertoghen from Tottenham to boost their defensive options.
Italian source report that AC Milan are poised to land Tottenham defender Jan Vertoghen.
The 32-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Belgium international was signed by Tottenham in July 2012 from Ajax for a fee of 12.5 million euros. The 32-year-old has a contract until 2020 with the club.
Vertoghen made 291 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham, scoring 12 goals and supplying 6 assists in return.
The 32-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in Belgium.
His record for Belgium is also impressive. Vertoghen has scored 9 goals in 116 matches for Belgium at senior level.
The defender’s contract at Tottenham is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Milan showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
Marco Giampaolo is a long term admirer of Vertoghen and believes he can get the most out of the Belgium international.
Jan Vertoghen has the talent to play many roles in defense.
According to Calciomercato, “Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are interested in signing Premier League’s outfit Tottenham Hotspur’s veteran defender Jan Vertoghen. The Milan-based club are in the market to sign a defensive reinforcement and have been linked with a number of players in the recent past. As per the latest development, the Rossoneri are linked with Vertoghen who is now in the final year of his contract with the club.”
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Undoubtedly Vertoghen would be a fantastic recruit for Milan.
Milan fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Milan will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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