Defender deal done
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen after he finally resolved his dispute with Ajax.
His £9m switch to Spurs will now officially go through once he has passed his medical at White Hart Lane following talks between the Dutch giants and his representatives to push through the deal. Vertonghen is now heading to England to rubber-stamp the transfer after a very impressive season in Holland in which the centre-back was named as Eredivisie Player of the Year as well as Ajax's star man, having scored 10 times in 37 appearances. The 25-year-old, who has just led his team as captain to a second straight league title, feared at one stage that his dream move to the Premier League wouldn't happen, due to a disagreement with Ajax over his percentage of the transfer fee. However, a resolution to the conflict has now been thrashed out, with Vertonghen becoming the second new arrival at Spurs under Andre Villas-Boas following hot on the heels of Gylfi Sigurdsson's arrival from Hoffenheim.