Pochettino laughs off idea of selling key Tottenham defender

first_img Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he has no intention of selling defender Jan Vertonghen.The Belgian international has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in recent months and revealed in September he would not be signing an extension to his current deal, which he said expires in four years.Vertonghen has been in and out of Tottenham’s defence this term, with captain Younes Kaboul and Federico Fazio forging an emerging partnership in the back four.But Pochettino is adamant the 27-year-old’s future lies in north London.“Jan is an important player for us and for me,” the Argentine boss said ahead of Spurs’ Europa League clash against Asteras Tripolis on Thursday night.“I know sometimes the players are affected by the rumours and comments. For me I don’t read the speculation and he’s a very good and key player for us.”last_img read more