EXCLUSIVE: Vertonghen admits Arsenal are top of his list
Published 22:29 17/03/12 By Steve Stammers
Jan Vertonghen has revealed that Arsenal top the list of clubs he would consider joining when he leaves Ajax this summer.
Emirates boss Arsene Wenger is eager to sign the £10million-rated Belgian centre-back, who is also rated by Tottenham and Newcastle.
As we revealed last Sunday, Vertonghen went to the Emirates as a guest of Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen for the Gunners’ 3-0 Champions League victory over AC Milan.
Vertonghen, 24, said: “Arsenal are a magnificent club and I hear a lot of good things about English football. If a club of Arsenal’s calibre can reach agreement with Ajax, then I will gladly go over.
“I have instructed my agent carefully.
“He knows which clubs I want to join, and Arsenal are one of them.”
Vertonghen added: “I haven’t signed anything with them yet.
“But I went to watch them against Milan, together with my Ajax teammate Siem de Jong, after Vermaelen invited us.
We had a few days off and profited from them.”