Arsenal target Jan Vertonghen doesn’t seem very interested in the possibility of leaving his current club Ajax Amsterdam in spite of the numerous rumours which were linking him to Arsenal and other hot teams around Europe including Premiership Gunner rival Tottenham Hotspur.
“Everyone knows that I have ambitions, but my ultimate desire is not to go away just yet,” he said.
“I will stay for this season – and it could be that I stay at Ajax until my contract runs out in 2013.”
Arsenal needs to transfer a defensive midfielder who can aid Song or replace him after they sent Frimpong on loan to Premiership side Wolverhampton, but Vertonghen would be much more than that if he would join.
The Belgian international can cover the roles of a centre-back, defensive midfielder and full-back if needed and that would be an incredible addition for Arsene Wenger who is known to always have injury problems throughout the season.
Vertonghen appeared as a target for Arsenal right after the summer transfer period when Arsenal started having defensive problems. The Belgian plays as a defensive midfielder at the national team and as a central defender at the club team.