Marc Overmars wanted Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen back at Ajax

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Marc Overmars wanted Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen back at Ajax Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld both started their careers at Ajax (Getty Images)However, according to the report, both players said that it was too early to return to Ajax. Overmars acknowledged his plans to sign the pair would have to be shelved for the time being, saying: ‘We have to be patient and see what the future holds.’AdvertisementAdvertisementVertonghen and Alderweireld’s contracts at Spurs were set to expire this summer, however, the club activated one-year extensions in both of their deals to tie them down until June 2020 instead.Although Vertonghen looks likely to spend next season with the club, Alderweireld’s future is in doubt as a £25m release clause in his contract becomes active in the summer and he has been linked with Manchester United amongst others.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAddressing rumours over his future this week, Alderweireld said: ‘There’s a lot to play for this season. And in the end, I have a year contract left at Spurs, so I don’t look further than this season.‘Other things I don’t know. I am very happy at Spurs, so we will see what the future brings.’Ajax have enjoyed a successful season so far and will face Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final having disposed of the reigning champions Real Madrid in the last round.Overmars, meanwhile, has been linked with a return to Arsenal in a Sporting Director role.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Mar 2019 4:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link35Shares Advertisement Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have formed a strong partnership at the back for Spurs (Getty Images)Ajax’s Director of Football Marc Overmars made contact with Tottenham defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld over possible returns to Ajax for next season, according to Fox Sports.Vertonghen, 31, and Alderweireld, 30, joined Ajax’s youth academy a year apart having both started out at now-defunct Belgian club Germinal Beerschot before going on to establish themselves as regulars in the first-team.They enjoyed successful spells in Amsterdam with Vertonghen amassing 220 appearances and winning the Eredivisie and Dutch Cup twice apiece, while Alderweireld played 186 times winning three Eredivisie titles and the Dutch Cup once.Both have gone on to excel in the Premier League with Spurs and for the Belgium national team, forming an excellent partnership at the back and such has been their form, former Arsenal player Overmars enquired about their availability this summer.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img