‘Levy strikes again’ – Some Spurs fans are unhappy with rumoured contract offer

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Some Spurs fans on social media are frustrated to hear reports that talks over a new deal between Tottenham and Japhet Tanganga’s representatives have stalled.

The Athletic reported last week that the young defender’s entourage have been in negotiations with the club over a new contract for several months but no agreement has been reached.

It was claimed that the defender, who is currently on £1,000 a week, has been offered a £15,000 a week deal by the club.

However, it is said that Tanganga and his representatives believe the youngster deserves a much bigger pay rise on the back of his performances prior to the COVID-19 lockdown.

The report does go on to suggest that there is a willingness from both parties to agree on a new deal and that Tanganga is keen to stay and work with Jose Mourinho.

A back stress fracture has prevented the versatile defender from getting any minutes since the restart but the 21-year-old was named on the bench for Tottenham’s win over Leicester on Sunday after recovering from his injury.

On hearing about the developments on Tanganga’s contract, some Spurs fans blasted Daniel Levy and asked him to offer the youngster what he was demanding.

However, a few others insisted that the defender needed to prove himself for a sustained period of time to warrant a substantial wage increase.

Spurs Web Opinion

While fans’ frustration at Tottenham’s rumoured contract offer is understandable, the reality is that the club has a clearly defined policy with respect to wage increases for academy graduates. Tanganga has only played in a handful of games so far and I believe he will be offered new deals with regularity as long as he continues performing well for the first-team. I certainly can’t see Levy allowing the youngster to run his contract down and leave the club.

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