Defender Jan Vertonghen signs new contract with Tottenham

Defender Jan Vertonghen has signed a new contract at Tottenham that will run until 2019, the club have announced.

Vertonghen has been in negotiations since the end of last season and his new deal extends his commitment to Spurs by a year.

The Belgium international moved to White Hart Lane in July 2012 from Ajax and has become a key figure under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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