Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen describes Tottenham Hotspur as 'amazing club'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has been linked with a Premier League switch. Picture: Action Images Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has been linked with a Premier League switch. Picture: Action Images

Jan Vertonghen has described Tottenham as “an amazing club” amid speculation linking the Belgian to north London.

The Ajax defender is believed to be interesting a number of English sides, although Spurs are thought to be the front runners for his signature.

The 24-year-old also revealed he would like to play in the English top-flight.

“I think Tottenham are an amazing club and you see how well they are doing this season,” the Belgian international told Goal.com.

“They are in the top three in England and that’s where I want to play.

“I can’t say anything about whether there has been contact about a transfer but I think my game can be suited to English football.

“I love the atmosphere and it has the best players in the world, it breathes football. It’s one of my goals to play in the best leagues and against the best players. It’s the only competition I watch apart from Barcelona.”

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