Tottenham have confirmed that Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm have signed short-term extensions to keep them at the club until the end of the season.
Both players were out-of-contract at the end of the month and are still expected to leave the north London side on free transfers in the summer, though have opted to pen short-term deals to remain with Jose Mourinho’s side until the end of the current campaign.
The suspension and subsequent rescheduling of the Premier League season had led to uncertainty surrounding the future’s of players whose contracts were set to expire this summer, though the league’s authorities have granted permission for clubs to agree extensions.
Top flight sides have until tomorrow to finalise any short-term extensions for upcoming free agents, with Spurs confirming both Vertonghen and Vorm will remain available for selection in the coming weeks.
Vertonghen is expected to depart at the end of the season after an eight-year spell in the Premier League, the Belgian international keen on a new challenge and has been linked with moves to Roma and former side Ajax.
Vorm was initially released by the club last summer before being re-signed following a long-term injury to Hugo Lloris in October, though the veteran Dutch goalkeeper has played just once – against Norwich in the FA Cup in March – since returning.
Spurs have also announced they have agreed to extend the deals of several players currently out on loan, including Danny Rose at Newcastle and Kyle Walker-Peters at Southampton.
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