New boy ready and raring to go
Jan Vertonghen is confident he can make an immediate impact in the Barclays Premier League after agreeing terms to join Tottenham.
The Ajax skipper will undergo a medical this week before completing his protracted move from the Dutch champions. Spurs had been tracking the Belgium defender since last season during which he won the Eredivisie player-of-the-season award as Ajax claimed back-to-back league titles. Vertonghen's move had, however, been delayed amid reported interest from Arsenal while Spurs also changed managers with Andre Villas-Boas last week appointed to replace Harry Redknapp. "I am very relieved," Vertonghen told Sky Sports News. "It went on for a long time, but I'm glad I'm a Tottenham player right now and I'm looking forward to playing for the club. "I am 25 years old now and I feel ready to play in the Premier League. I have heard a lot of good stories from my Belgium team-mates. I think I'm ready. I heard that Harry Redknapp really wanted me to play for Tottenham, but now it's Andre Villas-Boas. To me, that doesn't matter. "I just want to play for the club and I hope I can please the fans at the club."