Jan Vertonghen of Ajax in action during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and VVV Venlo at Amsterdam Arena. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
UPDATE No. 2: More quotes from Jan Vertonghen on Tottenham
WOOT. Ajax and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, who we've been trying to sign since forever, is going to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. Daniel Levy's been doing his negotiating thang for a while and it looks like he's finally wrapped up the signing. Vertonghen reportedly announced in a press conference that he will be joining Tottenham shortly. Sky and ESPN are both running with it.
Ajax and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen confirms he will join Tottenham within the next few days. More on SSN tonight.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 1, 2012
BREAKING: Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen says he will join Tottenham in the next few days— ESPN Soccernet (@ESPNSoccernet) June 1, 2012
This is, quite obviously, a pretty freaking awesome development. I'll try to track down the press conference in question and the quotes from it. I assume that the major media outlets in attendance will actually have stories up with quotes from Verthongen shortly. Most likely, we'll hear the story in Dutch first.
Everybody go celebrate. I command you.
EDIT: LOL I hate the internet you guys
Don't believe everything the press writes. Nothing is confirmed. Still player of #Ajax— Jan Vertonghen (@Jan_Vertonghen) June 1, 2012