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Tottenham welcome new signing Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham have welcomed new signing Jan Vertonghen from Ajax.

Vertonghen, named the Eredivisie player of the year as Ajax won the title last season, has long been linked with Spurs but the move was delayed by a contract wrangle with the Dutch club.

Spurs announced they had agreed terms to sign Vertonghen from Ajax on Sunday morning in a statement on their website.

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Jan Vertonghen, subject to a medical," the statement read.

"The 2011/12 campaign was the Belgium international's most successful season to date - being named Ajax captain at the start and going on to lead the Dutch side to their second straight league title.

"The centre back's impressive performances did not go unnoticed as he was named Eredivisie Player of the Year as well as Ajax's Player of the Year in a season that saw him score 10 times in 37 appearances.

"In total, Jan made 220 appearances and scored 28 goals for Ajax since making his debut for them in 2006."

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