AS Roma need to strengthen their defense this summer.
It’s claimed by British media that Roma are eyeing move for Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen.
The 33-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The centre-back has featured in 26 matches for Tottenham this term, netting two goals and providing one assist in all competitions.
The 33-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Belgium.
As a member of Belgium national football team, Vertonghen won 118 caps and he scored 9 goals.
The centre-back’s contract at Tottenham is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Roma showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
Paulo Fonseca wants to sign a new centre-back and Jan Vertonghen is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
AS Roma are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Jan Vertonghen can play multiple positions in defense.
According to the report, “AS Roma are moving for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. Off contract next month, Vertonghen is expected to eventually leave Spurs once the Premier League season concludes. Corriere dello Sport says Roma chief Franco Baldini, who previously worked as a football adviser at Spurs, is moving to bring Vertonghen to Italy. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is also being considered as Roma seek alternatives for Chris Smalling. The on-loan Manchester United defender has been a success this season, though his parent club’s valuation is proving too steep for Roma. United want €25m to sell Smalling this summer.”
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AS Roma will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Jan Vertonghen to join the club.
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However, a move to Roma will be ideal for the 33-year-old at this point of his career.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Roma.
It will be interesting to see if Roma make their move for the 33-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.