Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has officially joined Portuguese giant Benfica on a three-year contract.
The 33-year-old successfully underwent a medical examination during Thursday and Friday, before finalizing his move to Lisbon.
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Vertonghen, who played more than 300 times for Tottenham during an eight-year stint in the Premier League, left north London at the end of his contract last month.
The Belgian ace recently joined talkSPORT to bid farewell to all those associated with Spurs.
“I will miss them,” Vertonghen told White and Sawyer. “I had a great time at Spurs and made a lot of friends, and learned a lot – maybe even more off the pitch than on my family’s pitch at Spurs, and all the world will miss me.
“It was a great race and maybe could have lasted longer, but it’s time for it to end.
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Vertonghen struggled during the game after Jose Mourinho’s success Mauricio Pochettino as head coach in November 2019, but he has always praised the defender throughout his reign.
This was made evident when he praised the Vertoghen’s ‘character’ after agreeing to sign a short-term contract extension to see the rest of the countryside amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Benfica finished second in the Primeira Liga in 2019/20 and will enter next season’s Champions League in the third qualifying round.