Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is set to sign a new contract with the club, according to Football Insider.

Tanganga made his senior debut in the disastrous EFL Cup defeat to Colchester United earlier this season, but that should not have any bearing on his potential. The 20-year-old had a promising pre-season campaign with the first-team and could play for the senior side more regularly in the future.

It’s good news, then, that it seems Spurs have managed to come to an agreement with the centre-back after months of negotiations. That’s according to Football Insider, who claims the centre-back is set to put pen to paper after initially having doubts about extending his stay in north London.

It is believed Jose Mourinho has played a key role in the agreement after ensuring Tanganga he is part of his future plans.

If the above is all true, the England Under-20 international will become the second Tottenham centre-back to sign a new deal this term after Toby Alderweireld finally decided to stay put. It will be interesting to see if Mourinho now pushes for Vertonghen to be next in line for a new contract.



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