Japhet Tanganga will sign a new long-term deal with Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick.
The 21-year old’s new contract will see him stay at the North London club until 2024. The defender will also see a significant pay rise on his current £1,000 per week wages.
Japhet Tanganga to Sign Long-Term Deal With Spurs
Reward for Tanganga After Breakthrough Season
The new long-term deal follows an impressive breakthrough season for Tanganga. The versatile defender fit into the Spurs backline seamlessly on his Premier League debut against Liverpool back in January.
Jose Mourinho appears to have plenty of faith in the 21-year-old. He established himself under the Portuguese manager in the second half of the season and made 11 appearances for Spurs in all competitions.
Although a back injury kept the defender out of action since the restart, he returned to the bench for Spurs’ recent matches.
Tanganga appears happy at Tottenham and expressed his desire to forge a long-standing career at the club. In January, speaking on his future, the defender said: “This club is fantastic, the staff, the coaches, everyone has just helped me. The club means a lot to me, having been with them for so long.
“Of course I’d love to stay with them as long as I could and go on until I retire. But that’s for the club to deal with me and for me to focus on the pitch and deliver as much as I possibly can.”
Mourinho Ties Down Another Youngster at Tottenham
Tanganga will become the second youngster to commit his future to Spurs with a long-term deal. 19-year-old Oliver Skipp also signed a three-year deal last week as Mourinho looks set to tie down his future prospects.
In addition to the promising talents at Spurs, Eric Dier also signed a four-year extension with Spurs on Tuesday. The 26-year-old England international has become a regular at centre-back under Mourinho.