Jan Vertonghen has become a huge favourite at Tottenham
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The mother of Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is hoping her son will one day return to Ajax.
The 30-year-old has emerged as one of the best defenders in the Premier League during his six seasons at Spurs.
During that time he has racked up 158 league appearances and is considered one of the most important members of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
The Belgian committed his future to the club in December when he extended his contract until 2019, when he will be 32.
And now his mother, Ria Mattheeuws, has revealed she wants Vertonghen to head back to Ajax – where Spurs signed him from – before he retires.
When asked what she hopes her son will achieve, the told HLN: “That he can remain healthy and injury-free, so that he can go further on this level. And if he can not, maybe at a lower level.
“It would be nice if he could go back to Ajax, but if he doesn’t compete with Tottenham, why would Ajax succeed? With the national team I hope for a World Cup final in Russia, or world champion.”