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Spurs star hopeful midfielder will snub move and stay put

The Danish midfielder has hinted that his time with the club could be coming to an end as he goes in search of a fresh challenge and there is no shortage of interest with both Real Madrid and Manchester United said to be lining up moves this summer. Vertonghen also points to last summer when a number of stars were linked with a move away but eventually stayed put, and he is hoping for the same again this year. 'Obviously when the transfer window starts there are a lot rumours, but there were rumours last year and everyone stayed together, so I'm hopeful,' Vertonghen told Sky Sports News. 'Christian is a great player. I have known him since he was 16, played with him since he was 16 or 17 [at Ajax] and I hope he's with Tottenham next season. He's an exceptional player.' United are said to see Eriksen as the ideal replacement for Paul Pogba, while Real are rebuilding under Zinedine Zidane and would also like the midfielder on board.

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