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May 8, 2012

Vertonghen hoping for Spurs move

Jan Vertonghen has set his sights on a move to Tottenham Hotspur but fears Ajax could price him out of a move.

• Assou-Ekotto considering exit
• Vertonghen confirms Spurs interest
• Redknapp: No Spurs approach yet

Vertonghen, 25, has made clear his desire to move to the Premier League this summer and Spurs are among the interested parties. He has only one year remaining on his contract and hopes his club do not price him out of a move to White Hart Lane.

"The board are asking for quite a large sum for a player in the last year of his contract," he told De Telegraaf. "I trust that Ajax and Spurs can turn water into wine and sort it out soon."

The Belgium international, who has been named the Eredivisie's Footballer of the Year, has been with Ajax since 2003 and has helped the club to two Eredivisie titles.

"I owe a lot to Ajax but I have always given my heart and soul," he said. "My appreciation for the club and fans is great and it would be terrible if my farewell was marred by Ajax sticking to a great price.

"Of course I want Ajax to gain financially but the amount Tottenham are willing to pay - perhaps with a little extra - is very reasonable."

Ajax coach Frank de Boer recently suggested Vertonghen should be looking to move to Barcelona, while several top Premier League clubs are said to be interested, but the player has his heart set on a move to Spurs.

"Tottenham are definitely my preference," he said. "Tottenham is a fantastic football club. Ajax was the perfect club for me, but Spurs will be very close in nearing that already. They buy young, eager and offensive-minded players."

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