Reliable Tottenham journalist Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham are currently in the process of trying to extend Japhet Tanganga’s contract.
The young defender has been a regular in Jose Mourinho’s side since bursting on the scene and making his Premier League debut in the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool back in mid-January, but the England Under-20 man is out of contract in the summer.
However, Gold, who works for Football.London, admitted that Spurs still have an option to extend it by a year and virtually ruled out the chances of Tanganga leaving on a free transfer in the summer – with Mourinho keen on keeping him.
In a Q&A, Gold was asked if there was an update on the 20-year-old’s contract situation and he said: “Mourinho rather publicly told me off for suggesting Tanganga was getting towards the end of his contract at the club.
“It turns out Spurs have an option to extend it by a year so there’s no fear of them losing him on a free this summer.
“He’s had a really impressive breakthrough season. He’s got a lot to learn still but he’s won a lot of admirers among Mourinho’s coaching staff for his composure and versatility. Tottenham are looking to get that contract extended.”
Tanganga has massively impressed during his short time in the senior side and with Jan Vertonghen possibly leaving the club in the summer and Davinson Sanchez hardly producing his best form at times this season, it’s mighty important that Spurs get this contract situation sorted and let Tanganga continue his rapid development.