Erik­sen mocks Ver­tonghen ‘af­fair’ ru­mour

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Sport Football - By Ben Rumsby

Chris­tian Erik­sen has ridiculed an in­ter­net ru­mour that Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur team-mate Jan Ver­tonghen had an af­fair with his girl­friend, brand­ing them “bulls---”.

Erik­sen took to Twit­ter to ad­dress gos­sip that a fling be­tween his part­ner, Sab­rina Kvist, and Bel­gium de­fender Ver­tonghen were be­hind a dress­ing-room bust-up in­volv­ing Eng­land cap­tain Harry Kane.

Re­ply­ing to a tweet posted by @Ca­sual­mind_ re­gard­ing on­line ru­mours af­ter Spurs’ hu­mil­i­at­ing 7-2 Cham­pi­ons League de­feat by Bay­ern Mu­nich, Erik­sen replied with “#bulls---” and a sleep­ing face emoji.

Ver­tonghen then re­sponded to Erik­sen’s post with an­other emoji in the form of a love heart next to his team-mate’s Twit­ter han­dle.

Erik­sen and Kvist have been to­gether since 2012 and their first child, Al­fred, was born last year, al­though the tweet from @Ca­sual­mind_ wrongly stated that they were mar­ried.

It was also claimed that Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino, the Spurs man­ager, would join Real Madrid next sum­mer and take with him Erik­sen and po­ten­tially Kane.

The tweet read: “Jan Ver­tonghen caught sleep­ing with Chris­tian Erik­sen wife. Harry Kane got in­volved, big dress­ing-room bust-up.

“Club re­fus­ing to of­fer Ver­tonghen a new con­tract. Erik­sen was due to join Real Madrid but per­sonal rea­sons stopped the deal. Half the play­ers not [talk­ing] to each other, Erik­sen said he’s not in a good place to play foot­ball. Po­chet­tino un­able to re­solve the sit­u­a­tion, likely to join Real Madrid in the sum­mer and take Erik­sen with him and pos­si­bly Kane.”

A pic­ture of Ver­tonghen with a black eye was also posted, in­sin­u­at­ing that he had sus­tained it in a brawl. Ver­tonghen and Erik­sen are long-time team-mates, how­ever, dat­ing to their time at Ajax, whom they left for Tot­ten­ham in 2012 and 2013.

Both have en­dured a dif­fi­cult start to the sea­son, with Erik­sen fail­ing to se­cure a move to Spain this sum­mer, while he and Ver­tonghen have been in and out of the Tot­ten­ham side.

They are also out of con­tract next sum­mer, with Spurs open­ing talks with Ver­tonghen over an ex­ten­sion this week, al­though the 32-year-old might only be of­fered a one-year deal.

Twit­ter talk: A post linked Jan Ver­tonghen and team-mate’s part­ner

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