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Vertonghen seals Tottenham move

ESPN staff
July 12, 2012
Jan Vertonghen will be gracing the Premier League next month © PA Photos

Jan Vertonghen has successfully passed his medical and completed his move from Ajax to Tottenham.

The Belgian defender has been the subject of a protracted transfer saga, as he had been targeted by Spurs during the tenure of Harry Redknapp.

A wrangle over a transfer percentage between Vertonghen and Ajax threatened to derail the deal, while further doubt was cast when Redknapp was axed and replaced by Andre Villas-Boas.

Villas-Boas did not block the transfer and at the weekend it was announced the deal had been agreed. This allowed Vertonghen to travel to London for a medical, which he completed without alarm.

A short statement on Spurs' website read: "We are delighted to announce that Jan Vertonghen has completed his transfer from Ajax after successfully passing his medical."

Vertonghen put his name to a Tottenham contract and he joins Gylfi Sugurdsson in making the move to White Hart Lane.

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