Jan Vertonghen leaves on free transfer after eight years

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has left the club after eight years. Vertonghen, 33, made 315 appearances for Tottenham, but leaves after seeing his playing time limited under new manager Jose Mourinho this season.

Source: BBC
 

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Love the guy to bits. One of our very best players in the premiership era. Hope he gets a nice comfy few years somewhere to finish off his career.
 

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Has been superb for us. Absolute class. Shame he doesn't get the send off he deserves.
 

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Developed in to a real Spurs legend imo. Great signing, and we will need another great signing to replace him. He was part of a great back four June 1 2019, you only have to look at the back 4 now to understand why we have missed top 4.

Good luck Jan, forever Spurs!
 

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One of our best ever defenders.

Credit to the club for a heartfelt and moving video celebrating Super Jan this morning.

Not ashamed to say I got choked up watching it.

Absolute legend.

Here's wishing him all the very best for the future.
 

King of Otters

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Brilliant defender, and a great servant to the club. Sad to see another of this golden era leave the club without winning a trophy though :(
 

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One of our best ever defenders.

Credit to the club for a heartfelt and moving video celebrating Super Jan this morning.

Not ashamed to say I got choked up watching it.

Absolute legend.

Here's wishing him all the very best for the future.
Yeah i did well up a bit as well. Specially that last bit where he did the Super Jan bit.

Good luck Jan.

 

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Part of our best defence ever. Walker, Toby, Jan, Rose.

An absolute pleasure to watch in his prime. Made defending look so easy.
 

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I would like to know if he was offered short term 1-2 year deal, I would be disappointed if he didn't get one. Maybe he was offered one but rejected it on the grounds of limited playing time or length. I hoped he would stick around another year, the team needs an overhaul at both fullback/wingback positions, new CM, a new striker to rotate with HK and having his experience in the squad would have been useful.

I could have genuinely seen him being a dependable backup should we have an injury crisis next season, like seems to have befallen us this year.

As others have said the guy is a truly great defender, one of the best I have ever seen in our shirt. I personally don't think he is done at this level and wouldn't be surprised to see plenty of interest in him. I would be flabbergasted if he ends up at some shithole like West Ham.
 
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