Jan Vertonghen
Jan Vertonghen is a crucial player in Pochettino's line-up. Reuters

Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen is ready to commit his future to White Hart Lane with a new five-year contract, his agent has confirmed.

The 27-year-old Belgium international recently confirmed his desire to remain in North London eventhough last season he left the door open to a summer exit should Tottenham miss out on Champions League qualification.

Barcelona and Liverpool were said to be monitoring the situation but the defender snubbed a move away and revealed talks with Tottenham over a new deal.

"It goes without saying that I would like to stay at Tottenham Hotspur I still had a contract for four years. They offered me a new contract of five years, I see that as great sign of confidence."

Vertonghen's agent, Mustapha Nakhli, has now claimed the negotiations have been successful and that the player is expected to put pen to paper on a new deal soon.

"We have spoken to Daniel Levy about a new contract for Jan and the negotiations were very good – we hope to sort everything out very soon," Nakhli told Sky Sports.

"He is happy at Tottenham and wants to play for the club. He wants to play Champions League with Tottenham and he has a very good feeling about the new manager.

"Last year they made many changes and brought in many new players and it was not so good, but this season it is possible for Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League."

Vertonghen may be following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who earlier in the summer signed a new five-year contract with Spurs.

But Vertonghen's agent also says that even though the new contract is close they could revisit it next summer should Spurs miss out again on the Champions League.

"Playing at the highest level is, of course, very important for Jan," said Nakhli.

"If Tottenham do not qualify for the Champions League this year then we will have to see what happens next summer."