Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has confirmed that he is leaving the London club this summer.
The Belgian took to Twitter to announce his departure and he shared an emotional post on social media as well.
He wrote: “So my time at the club comes to an end. A sad day for many reasons. I will miss the friends I’ve made here, the staff that make the club run, playing at the amazing new stadium & of course you fans. Thank you for all the support over the years. You’ve been amazing. We had many unbelievable memories but for now, it’s goodbye.”
The 33-year-old has been a remarkable servant for Spurs over the years and it will be interesting to see how Jose Mourinho replaces him.
Although his form has dipped and it might not be difficult to replace him in terms of playing ability, his contributions off the pitch and his leadership qualities will be hard to replace.
The Belgian has been at the club since 2012 and he will be disappointed to have not won a trophy with the Londoners so far. He came close to winning the Champions League and the Premier League under Pochettino.
It will be interesting to see where the player ends up now.
Regardless of his age, he could still be a good addition to most teams around Europe.
Some of the Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to Vertonghen’s emotional post. Here is what they had to say to the player.
Going to miss you so much, Jan. Honestly. Thank you for all your efforts at the club. I’ll never forget *that* performance against Dortmund in the Champions League. You’re a legend. Best wishes for whatever you choose to do next. Visit us again when the circumstances allow. 🤍
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) July 27, 2020
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) July 27, 2020
Super Jan. Thank you for everything! 💙🤝 pic.twitter.com/Q7SiB2eajE
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) July 27, 2020
This one really hurts. One of the best center backs in the Premier League gave his best playing years to us, wish as a club we’d have given him some silverware.
Thank you for everything Super Jan, and I hope you win trophies wherever you go next. 🙏🏼
Nothing but love for you.
— Avtar (@AvtarRamSingh) July 27, 2020
Thank you for everything super jan. You have been a fantastic servant for our Club & every time u pulled on that shirt u give your all. We won’t forget you. Good luck & take care 💙💙💙
— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) July 27, 2020
One of the best defenders I’ve ever seen at the club and a stalwart in one of our greatest ever teams.
Great memories of watching you play.
Proper Tottenham 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Mark (@Pipey78) July 27, 2020
Amazing player and great servant, you will be sorely missed. All the best for the future Jan, welcome back any time!
— Eddie (@EdboTHFC) July 27, 2020