Metro - Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen, with talks progressing on a £7million deal, according to reports.
... he's a great defender (when he stays focussed), and also does well when going up front, joining the attack.
Another plus is that he's already played alongside Vermaelen.
The only negative (apart from the 'focus') is that he isn't a LEADER. He does OK as captain, but when things go bad, he hasn't really been the guy who took charge and changed the game or something.
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