Tottenham player Jan Vertonghen has announced his departure from the club after eight seasons.

While leaving, Vertonghen paid an emotional tribute to Tottenham staff and supporters, Evening Standard reports.

This development occurred after the 33-year-old’s contract expired in June but he agreed to complete the extended campaign after talks over a long-term deal mutually ended earlier this year.

The former Ajax player joined Tottenham in 2012, has previously expressed an interest in returning to Amsterdam but he is also keen for a fresh challenge on the continent, where he can learn a new language and experience a new type of football.

His exit from the club has attracted interest from other clubs in Italy, Spain and England, that are willing to give him a chance.

At the moment, Inter Milan, Napoli and Real Betis and Manchester City are considering a deal with the the Belgium international.

On honours, contribution and achievement with Spurs, Vertonghen  has made over 300 Spurs appearances and twice been named in the PFA Team of the Year.