Spurs' season has been disrupted by the Gareth Bale-to-Real Madrid saga.
The summer window closes on September 2 and Vertonghen said: “It does distract a bit. I don’t know what the managers or directors prefer but it’s good to start with your team. You don’t want any surprises during the season, so it’s best to start with the team you want to play the season with. It’s difficult but clearer for everyone.”
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