Barca link flatters Vertonghen

Belgian staying focused on Ajax

Vertonghen: Happy at Ajax

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Jan Vertonghen has insisted he remains focused on playing well for Ajax after reports connected him with a move to Barcelona.

The versatile Belgian has attracted a lot of attention following a magnificent 2008/9 campaign.

Barcelona are understood to be interested in signing the 22-year-old and he admits he is flattered by the claims.

However, Vertonghen maintains that he is happy in Amsterdam and is thinking solely about the new Eredivisie campaign.

"Normally I don't think a lot of such reports but when this becomes serious I might have to change my opinion," Vertonghen told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

"For the time being I am having an excellent time at Ajax.

"Because of injuries I might have to play as left wing defender but there certainly will come chances for a position in the midfield."