Lawyer backing Tottenham target Vertonghen in Ajax court battle

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen's lawyer says he's within his right to make the move to Tottenham.

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen's lawyer says he's within his right to make the move to Tottenham.

The Sunday Mirror says Vertonghen has ­appointed Dutch sports lawyer Harro Knijff to take Ajax to court over his claim for 15 per cent of any ­transfer fee.

Knijff said: “Jan ­Vertonghen is completely right in his stance against Ajax. There is no way Ajax can interpret this ­differently.

“It is a clear case for me.’’

If the deal isn’t resolved Vertonghen has threatened to sit out the final year of his contract and join Spurs as a free agent next ­summer.

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