Spurs have reportedly opened talks with centre-half, Jan Vertonghen, over a new contract to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2020.

The 28 year-old has formed an impressive partnership with fellow Belgian, Toby Alderweireld, at the heart of the Spurs defence and the Tottenham hierarchy want to reward his fine form.

According to Football Insider, this new contract will boost his current earnings up to £70,000 a week, making him one of the top earners at the North London club.

Vertonghen is already considered to be one of the most senior members of the dressing room after being made vice-captain in the summer and although he only arrived in 2012, is effectively one of the longest serving players at the club.

The former Ajax captain will become the latest in a line of Spurs players to sign new contracts in recent weeks with Dele Alli, Josh Onomah and Mousa Dembele all agreeing long-term deals in the past month or so.

In addition to this, the club are allegedly in the process of renewing the contract of Christian Eriksen, who like Vertonghen, only has two and a half years left to run on his current contract.

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