New contract talks between Japhet Tanganga and Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be progressing well.
The 20-year-old made his Premier League debut for Jose Mourinho’s side in the 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool and has since gone on to make a further five appearances in the top flight.
Tanganga is said to earn currently in the region of £1,500 a week at the Champions League finalists with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2021 (Standard).
Typically a central defender, he has even been preferred to Ryan Sessegnon and Danny Rose, who eventually joined Newcastle on loan in January at left-back.
The Spurs academy product caught the eye during the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East which saw him admirably cope with the attacking threat of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
During his first day as Spurs head coach, Jose Mourinho pointed out Tanganga to his backroom staff and was heard saying ‘he marked Cristiano Ronaldo, make him known’ (Football.London).
Football Insider claim that talks between both parties are bearing fruit and there is a confidence that a deal is close to being reached.
Tanganga’s new long-term contract is said to include a significant pay rise to reward his impressive rise to the first team.
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