Date: 8th May 2012 at 9:30am
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Good morning fight fans.

Fascinating development in the mini saga as the player has let slip that it’s that are closest to landing him.

What’s fascinating is that it’s now clear that is not involved in the deal. Only a day or two ago our tight lipped supremo said,

“He is a good player, a player I have looked at and watched, I think there are a lot of clubs interested in him though. So, that is all.

“We haven’t gone anywhere with it. We haven’t spoken to the club. He is just a player I have watched, along with a lot of other players.”

But now Jan himself has said, 

“Of course I want Ajax to become financially better, but the amount are willing to pay, maybe with a little bit extra, is very reasonable.

“In a year from now I could leave the club for free. I hope Ajax are aware of it as the situation of Maarten Stekelenburg’s transfer was very harsh.

He only arrived at the end of pre-season at AS Roma. I want to flow in fluently, directly with the other players.

is a fantastic traditional club who play football in a way I like. Ajax was the perfect club for me, but will be very close in nearing that already. They buy young, eager and offensive-minded players.”

I’ve been banging the ‘buy a centre back drum’ for some time. This guy would be absolutely perfect and we need to cough up and sign him. Signing Vertonghen would demonstrate to the likes of that we meant business. 

Let’s hope Levy & Co. can pull it off!