Could Arsenal be the next stop for Jan? after free agent admits admits interest in Premier League stay
Jan Vertonghen has not ruled out staying in the Premier League with Arsenal mooted as a possible destination.
Mikel Arteta knows that he has a defence that needs alot of sorting in the transfer window if he is get back into the habit of winning trophies and playing in the Champions League on a yearly basis
That means that Arsenal will need to delve into that transfer kitty in the summer window and try to acquire a defender or two that will be able to come in and add a bit of experience to that back-line.
And although there has been some world class players linked with a move to the Emirates, Arsenal could decide to offer Vertonghen a one-year contract to make the move across London.
The 33-year-old Belgian is looking for a new club after his contract at Spurs ran out after he did not want to work under the guidance of Jose Mourinho and sign a new contract, meaning that Arsenal could sign him for nothing.
And he has opened the door to a possible move after admitting that he would consider staying in the Premier League, he told Sky Sports “I’m considering the options and making a good choice. That will be out probably sooner rather than later. Obviously the window now is longer than it was last year, so we’ve got a bit of time to assess the best option.”
Asked if he could join another English club, he said: “It will all depend on the options. I’ve got something in my head and we’ll see if that will come around or not.”
The 33-year-old may not be the spring chicken he was just a few seasons ago, but his ability to play in the middle of the back-line and at left-back would make him a very solid addition to this Arsenal set-up, that need to add leaders.
He is proven in the Premier League and proved last season that he is still capable of competing at the very top of the game, so a short term offer would not be the biggest mistake that Arsenal could make in the summer.
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