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New signing Vertonghen tips Tottenham for success

Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham are serious contenders for the Premiership title this season. "I am delighted to be here," he told Spurs TV. "Over the last years Spurs have become a very big club in England.

"They finished in the top four a few times and for me it was one of the best clubs in the Premier League and that is one of the reasons I wanted to come here.

"There is a lot of quality and I think everybody wants to make a good season.

"Last year in the first six or seven months, they were up there for the title, the championship.

"After that it was not that well, but this year I think we will compete a few more months longer."

The 25-year-old is just pleased to finally be a Spurs player.

"I wish the Premier League started tomorrow," he said.

"I have to wait a bit longer but I am looking forward to starting and playing for Spurs.

"I am very excited. It has been my favourite competition for so many years.

"All the Belgian players I play with in the national team are very positive about it and I am looking forward to playing against them too."

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