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Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho won't be worried about defender Jan Vertonghen's future.

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

The Belgium defender's contract with the Lilywhites is set to expire on June 30.

Tottenham have shown no indication that they will offer centre-back Vertonghen a new deal. [Getty]
Tottenham have shown no indication that they will offer centre-back Vertonghen a new deal. [Getty]

Former Leicester City and Arsenal star Alan Smith says Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho 'won't be overly fussed' if Jan Vertonghen is not available for selection.

It is believed the Belgium defender Vertonghen, whose contract with Spurs is set to expire at the end of the month, is considering what the future holds for him as the north London club haven't offered him a new deal.

Speaking on Sky Sports' The Football Show, football expert Smith said: "Vertonghen is 33 years of age and his best form is behind him.

"We saw that in the latter stages of this season so Jose Mourinho won't be overly fussed if he's not available and if his mind is elsewhere.

"We've got to think that most of these players who are out of contract, certainly the most attractive ones to other clubs, they'll have half an idea at least over where they're going to go and who's interested.

"You could understand if they don't want to jeopardise that move. Vertonghen's situation is obviously different to a 22-year-old who hasn't yet had a career or made his money."

The 57-year-old added: "Vertonghen just wants to elongate his career, maybe in another country - he's spoken about learning another language. Only the individual can answer, but I suspect he won't want to ruin a potential move coming up by playing in a few games.

"He's got one of the best attitudes around - we've seen that over a number of years in England - but at this stage, you're thinking about yourself and your family if you get injured."

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