Date: 27th July 2020 at 6:26pm
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Ex Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas urges Manchester United to sign free agent Jan Vertonghen this summer, when speaking to BBC Radio5Live.

Belgium international Vertonghen played his final game for Spurs last summer after seven happy years at the club and the fans were gutted to lose their defender.

At 33-years-old, Vertonghen has probably played his best football, but has still got plenty to offer and knows the Premier League very well.

Many clubs around Europe are said to be interested in the 6’4 defender, but ex-teammate Jenas believed 3rd placed finishers Manchester United should be at the front of the queue.

He said:  “I keep touting him around everywhere but I’m sorry, Jan Vertonghen on a free is the best free transfer centre half out there.

‘If you can get Harry Maguire back on the right side and get an actual ball-playing centre-half as a left-sider, that little dynamic may change things for them as well and he’s free.

“Manchester United will know what they’re doing, they’ll have a plan but defensively they’re miles off it.

Jenas is a big fan of Vertonghen.

Adding: “I know how good he is. It baffles me when I see him in the stand every week because I know how good he this player is.

“I’ve played with him, I’ve watched him and on a free transfer, it just makes sense.”

 
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