A Premier League footballer was fined and given three points on his licence for speeding in his Audi.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, pleaded guilty to driving his three-litre diesel black car over the speed limit on May 20 last year.

However the court sent it to an open hearing for sentence.

Willesden Magistrates Court heard the Belgian international was driving at 58 miles per hour on the 50mph North Circular Road in North Finchley at 6pm.

Vertonghen, of Hampstead, was endorsed with three penalty points on his licence and was ordered to pay a £600 fine, £66 in victim surcharge and £85 in court costs.

A court spokeswoman said: "He pleaded guilty which was taken into account.

"They referred it to a full-court hearing as they deemed it inappropriate for the single justice procedure.

"He was given a £600 fine and then £66 to pay a victim surcharge and £85 for court costs and his driving record was endorsed with three points."

He is reportedly on a salary of £5.2 million a year which works out to be £100,000 per week and his current contract at Spurs ends in just under five months.

The experienced defender was signed for £12 million from Ajax in 2012.

A few months earlier his defensive partner Davison Sanchez was also given three points on his license after he was caught speeding on the North Circular Road in Finchley on February 2 2019 at 11pm.

He was caught driving his Land Rover at 62mph on the 50mph road.

Sanchez, of Barnet, was fined £146, ordered to pay £100 costs and a £30 victim surcharge fee as well as his licence being endorsed with three penalty points.

He is paid £65,000 per week which adds up to just over £3 million a year.