Japhet Tanganga looks set to sign a new deal at Spurs, which could see the 20-year-old receive a significant pay increase.
According to Standard Sport, Tottenham are in talks with the versatile defender over a £15,000-a-week contract, with the academy product currently earning around £1,500. The youngster has seriously impressed since being handed his Premier League debut by Jose Mourinho in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool last month; averaging a superb 7.44 rating.
Before January, Tanganga had made just one senior appearance for the North London club, in the Carabao Cup defeat against Colchester United, but he was thrown in at the deep end for the game against Jurgen Klopp’s side and has been a regular across the defence in the fixtures since.
Does Tanganga deserve the significant pay rise?
With Jan Vertonghen struggling to perform so far this season, the 20-year-old has well and truly stepped up and now looks to be a big part of the future at Spurs under Mourinho. According to the report from Standard Sport, his current contract was set to run out at the end of the 2020/21 season, so you imagine that if he signs this new deal it will keep him at the Lilywhites for a few extra years at least.
Tanganga has already shown his versatility in a Spurs shirt, featuring as a centre-back, right-back and left-back in his limited appearances so far. The defender is currently valued at just £720,000 by Transfermarkt but hopefully, for Spurs fans, the new contract will deter any sides from making a bid in the summer.