Tottenham, Newcastle target Vertonghen confirms Ajax exit plans

Jan Vertonghen admits he plans to leave Ajax this summer.

Vertonghen has put Tottenham and Newcastle United on alert after confirming he will not sign a new deal at Dutch side Ajax.

He said: "I am still under contract until June 2013, but I do not intend to extend it.

"I hope to continue my career at a good Premier League club where I can stay for many seasons.

"I will miss Ajax and I do not plan to sell my house [in Amsterdam]. But I want to get to know England and the unique atmosphere of its stadia."

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