Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen is overrated, says Liverpool legend
Jamie Carragher reckons Spurs centre-half Jan Vertonghen doesn't merit big reputation
Jan Vertonghan has an unwarranted “big reputation”, according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
The Spurs centre-half is widely regarded as one of the best centre-halves in the Premier League following his £10m move to White Hart Lane from Ajax in the summer.
Vertonghen has a big reputation, unwarranted at times if I’m being honest. Spurs just keep conceding goals
Vertonghen has been linked with a potential move away from the north London side in recent weeks amid reports that talks over a new Spurs deal have stalled.
But former Liverpool centre-half Carragher reckons Vertonghen is overrated, adding that he wouldn’t trust the Belgium international.
“United and Arsenal need a centre-half and you’re thinking where are these centre-halves?” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“We look at the centre-halves who have come into this country in the last couple of years for £10m.
“Mangala is struggling, so is Lovren at Liverpool. Sakho the same.
“Vertonghen has a big reputation, unwarranted at times if I’m being honest. Spurs just keep conceding goals.”
“On their performances this season, I would trust any of them.”
Vertonghen has scored four goals in 59 Premier League appearances for Spurs.