Rumours from the press have linked Vertonghen to Barça in the past. What's your take on him? Is he any good? How much would he cost? And, can he defend in a high line?
Vertonghen was voted as 2nd best player after Stekelenburg among Ajax supporters for this past season.
His strength lies in that he's very versatile, like most Ajax defenders he's actually a converted midfielder, so he's not afraid to dribble the ball from our own defense towards the opponent's box. He's actually very good at it.
This year has been his breakout season and he's very honest in saying that he feels that he's finally ready to move. Others like Eriksen and VDW have also attracted attention, but prefer to stay because they want to learn more in Amsterdam.
Ajax play similar like Barcelona in that we often have the ball so defending in a high line wouldn't be a problem and Ajax have the best defensive record in de Eredivisie for a couple seasons running now.
Not sure about his pricetag, but couldn't be more than 15 mil. knowing that he's a defender and we usually don't hassle around like Porto or Benfica. Ajax are a bit cautious however after comments made by Wenger about how he couldn't believe for how cheap he got Vermaelen (€12 million).