Vertonghen: Tottenham are not my only option

The Ajax skipper admits a number of clubs are interested in signing him and appears to favour a move to the Premier League, but is playing his cards close to his chest
Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has admitted a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur is an option for him, but stresses he has a number of alternatives.

This week exclusively revealed Spurs have opened talks with Ajax about a summer move, but face stiff competition in the race for Vertonghen's signature.

"I have to make a choice. There's something going on with Tottenham, but there are more clubs interested in signing me," Vertonghen said to NUsport.

"The most important thing for me is that I get regular playing time. Plus I need a stable environment.

"More and more clubs in England seem to realise that you can go a long way with 'good football'. Arsenal started with it, and teams like Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester City are playing good football as well now."

Vertonghen has a contract with Ajax until June 2013, but is widely expected to leave the Eredivisie champions this summer.