Former striker claims Spurs defender could be set to sign six-year deal

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Darren Bent has tipped Tottenham Hotspur to hand Japhet Tanganga a six year contract to commit his future to the Champions League finalists.

Tanganga was thrown in at the deep end by head coach Jose Mourinho in January when he was handed his Premier League debut against Liverpool.

Prior to facing Jurgen Klopp’s side, his only senior appearance for the club where he has come through the ranks was in the Carabao Cup at Colchester in September.

The 20-year-old has featured regularly in the side since his top flight debut and he has played in a number of different positions across the defence over the past couple of months.

Bent believes that the club will reward the academy graduate with a long tern deal by stating that the North London outfit always look to offer young talent a five-year contract with the option to extend by a further year.

He told Football Insider: “Spurs are quite good at it, when it comes to tying people down to long-term contracts, they’ve always been very, very good at it and quite shrewd.

“When they get young players coming through or they sign a youngster from another club, it’s always the six-year contract, so it’s always the five plus one.

“I think the one might even be in their favour. I’d have signed the same deal when I went there, it was five years plus the one.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if Tanganga was to sign that type of deal. For me it’s a great deal if they can tie him down, he’s a very, very exciting prospect and he’s not let them down.”

 

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