Vertonghen: Tottenham are not my only option

The Ajax skipper has stated that a number of clubs are interested in signing him this summer, and the defender seems to favour a move to the Premier League
Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has admitted that a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur is an option for him, but stressed that he has a number of alternatives.

The Premier League side opened talks with Ajax about a summer move earlier in May, but Spurs 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.