Roma to rival Arsenal for top Belgian Transfer Target

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger should expect even further competition for a player which seems to have caught the eyes of most top European clubs as AS Roma are also interested in the services of Ajax’s versatile defender Jan Vertonghen.

The rumours linking Vertonghen to a move away from the Netherlands started off with Tottenham’s interest in him, but now Arsenal seem the most likely to snatch the young Belgian star who has proven in numerous occasions that he can play in the center of the defense, on the left side or as a defensive midfielder.

Ajax Star Sends Arsenal Transfer Option Notice

Ajax star Jan Vertonghen has admitted that he’s still thinking about leaving the club, and with intense interest coming from Premiership from Arsenal, the defensive star is highly likely to leave Amsterdam soon, perhaps even during these last 7 days of January transfer window.

“There is talk of a contract extension, but not much has been said,’ he told AT5.

“Perhaps Ajax will find it to be a good thing when I leave, I don’t know.

“But I think that in the future I could have a very good transfer.”

Bayern Munich Looking To Highjack Arsenal’s Top Deal

With the transfer window now fast approaching the end, rumours have it that German giants Bayern Munich have now set eyes on one of Arsenal’s most precious targets and are going to battle the English club for his signature.

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger admitted interest in Ajax’s player Jan Vertonghen a long time ago and everybody was expecting the Gunners to be the first to feed on the opportunity to transfer the 23-year-old Belgian.

Vertonghen is a very prized possession being able to play as a defensive midfielder, position he covers for the Belgian national squad, as a central defender, role he plays for Ajax, and as a left-back in case he’s needed, all positions on which Wenger wouldn’t mind improving on.

Wenger Is Happy With The Defence But Gets Ready For Transfers

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger seems to be satisfied with the way the Gunner defence has been playing lately, and said that the defensive performances are continuingly improving even though Arsenal played with no full-back for a while.

“We are stable defensively,” he said. “Our defensive record since the 8-2 defeat at Manchester United has improved tremendously and you could see that again today.

“In the first half we were dominating well but even in the second half when we were under pressure we still kept our shape.

“We got away with one or two difficult situations but there is an improvement there.”