Tottenham defender signs five-year deal with the club

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Japhet Tanganga has put pen to paper to a new five year deal with the club.

Tanganga put in several impressive performances before the lockdown after breaking into the first-team against Liverpool in January.

The versatile defender has been employed at left-back, right-back, as well as in central defence by Jose Mourinho and has coped admirably with the demands of the different roles.

However, a back stress fracture prevented the 21-year-old from getting any minutes following the restart.

The Athletic reported two weeks ago that negotiations over a new deal between Tanganga’s representatives and the club had been on-going for several weeks, and that they had hit a minor stumbling block.

However, the issue has now been seemingly resolved, with the North Londoners confirming that the academy graduate, who has represented Spurs at every level from Under-16 to Under-20, has committed himself to the club until 2025.

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This is fantastic news, particularly coming so soon after Jan Vertonghen’s departure, which has created a hole in the squad. Based on the performances that Tanganga has put in this season, he has certainly shown that he has the required talent to be fourth-choice centre-back next season. Hopefully, he will get minutes in the Europa League and continue developing his game.

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