Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen may be signed soon by Benfica.

The development has occurred after the 33-year-old left Spurs last month after eight years, Evening Standard reports.

The talented defender also had over 300 appearances, with a desire for a new challenge and to learn a new language in a new country.

Other clubs showed interests in him are: Roma, Inter Milan and Napoli in Italy and former club Ajax.

Meanwhile, on the proposed deal, the Portuguese giants are closing in on the free transfer.

So far, Vertoghen will undergo a medical on Thursday before signing a three-year deal.