The 25-year-old center back is widely expected to move to White Hart Lane this summer, but has now confessed that he would jump at the opportunity to join the Rossoneri.Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen has admitted that he would find it impossible to turn down AC Milan if the club made an offer for his services.
The Belgium international still has a year to run on his current contract with the Eredivisie champion but is expected to leave Amsterdam this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur said to be leading the chase for his signature.
Vertonghen has repeatedly expressed his interest in a move to White Hart Lane but the deal has reportedly hit a snag over the 16.3 million euro asking fee.
The player has now revealed that he is still entertaining thoughts of joining Milan, having been lavished with praise by Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani during the group stages of the 2010-11 Champions League.
"I was struck by his words of appreciation after the game," the 25-year-old center back is quoted as saying by MilanNews.it. "His words made me blush.
"I like the Premier League, but if Milan call you, you cannot say no."
Vertonghen, who has been capped 36 times by his country, arrived in Amsterdam as a youngster from Belgian outfit Germinal Beerschot and has since established himself as one of the most highly-rated defenders in Europe.
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