Jan Vertonghen leaves Tottenham: ‘A sad day for many reasons’

After eight seasons at the club Jan Vertonghen has officially left Tottenham Hotspur. The 33-year-old has made over 300 appearances for the club after joining them from Ajax in 2012. Vertonghen, who will leave the club on a free transfer, helped Spurs reach the final of the Champions League last season.

“So my time at the club comes to an end, a sad day for many reasons,” Vertonghen wrote in a post on Instagram.“I will miss the friends I’ve made here, the staff that make the club run, playing at the amazing new stadium and of course you fans,” he added. Thank you for all the support over the years. You’ve been amazing. We had many unbelievable memories but for now, it’s goodbye.”

Vertonghen did not take part in Tottenham’s final game of the season against Crystal Palace (1-1). After the game several of his teammates paid tribute to Vertonghen and Michel Vorm, who is also leaving: “It’s been a pleasure sharing a dressing room with them,” captain Harry Kane said in a caption, alongside a squad picture he posted on social media.