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.
£15k 😂 that creature upstairs is doing it again
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) July 18, 2020
Apparently negotiations between the club & Japhet Tanganga have stalled over a new contract.
Tanganga earns £1,000 per week with Spurs now offering £15,000 per week.
The lad is clearly going to be a future star for us so just pay him what he wants ffs. pic.twitter.com/ZuaP9ujiqT
— N A T H (@Nath_THFC) July 18, 2020
Spurs need tie Japhet up on a good contract now . This Kid is Quality.
— steve kay Transfer Exchange Show (@stevek9KS1TV) July 18, 2020
Tanganga earns £1k-per-week with Levy is willing to offer a new contract worth £15k-per-week.
City would be offering £50k a week for a potential star.
— AJ (@Re_Spawn81) July 18, 2020
Levy strikes againhttps://t.co/KJbbor4aXg
— Matthew Jarvis (@MattJarviscoys) July 18, 2020
Have absolutely no concerns about Tanganga. There’s absolutely no way Levy will let him go for free. Getting value out of Academy talent whether in playing years or sale value is the absolute bedrock of his model 💯 💰
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) July 18, 2020
The lad has had 6 appearances. Short term 15k a week contract is very fair & if you deserve more after a couple of seasons because you are the next coming, then get an agent to negotiate a contract renewal with what you are worth based on what you can offer
— Adam Alfi (@AdamAlfi) July 18, 2020
Man has played 6 times ? he’s still young and has a lot to prove before getting a top tier contract
— ? (@Benjispuds) July 18, 2020
Yeah fine but 30k max for an academy player who has played a handful of games, as good as he has looked
— Jens Parry I (@StrikingViking7) July 18, 2020
Love Tanganga but the kid has played 500 minutes for us on the league. We’ve rewarded many players with mid season contracts based on performance. If he contributes, he’ll get more.
— chickenballpod (@chickenballpod) July 18, 2020
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.