The centre-back’s switch to north London has been in the offing for some time, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy hesitant to match the Dutch side’s fee for a player with just one year left on his contract.
And the player’s representative, Mustapha Nakhli, has revealed his client is just waiting for the two clubs to agree terms before travelling to London to finalise the move, though he fears Ajax are demanding too much money for the player’s services.
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"Jan is just waiting for now,” Nakhli told Voetbal International.
“We'll travel to Tottenham once they've reached an agreement. It won't take much time to make an appointment. I hope that we can complete the deal this week. I think that's going to happen."
"Ajax is asking way too much for a player who has a contract until 2013. Fifteen million? What do you think yourself?"
Nakhli has also revealed Vertonghen has his heart set on a move to White Hart Lane and is not contemplating a move anywhere else, with Arsenal reportedly set to swoop if the deal falls through.
He continued: "Both clubs [Tottenham and Ajax] are close to a deal, but there is still some difference between them. Tottenham is the only club we are interested in. Jan sees great opportunities in London at The Spurs, so we don't look at other clubs."