Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen remains hugely frustrated his move to Tottenham from Ajax has still not been completed.
Spurs looked to be close to sealing a move some weeks ago after talks in Amsterdam between the two clubs.
But in the last week reports in Holland have claimed there is an issue between the player and Ajax over possible monies he would be due from the transfer.
With Ajax due back for pre-season training early next month, Vertonghen admits he is frustrated by the situation.
"I had not expected it would go on for this long," he told Algemeen Dagblad.
"I am not just hoping for a solution but I do not assume.
"I thought this would happen much sooner, Tottenham was fast, serious and concrete.
"Look, Ajax wants what is best for themselves, and I go with myself - that is life, but I have always been good with the fans and the club, I just did not take into account it would take this long."