Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is on the verge of signing a new long-term contract, according to the Evening Standard.
The 21-year-old centre-back, who announced himself on the Premier League stage with an impressive performance in Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in January, has just one year left on his current deal , but is expected to agree fresh terms that will keep him at the club until 2024.
The Athletic reported earlier this week that talks over a new contract had stalled – with Tanganga wanting more than the £15,000 per-week that the north London outfit were offering.
But it appears that those talks have since improved – with the Standard suggesting that the England U20 international will now earn significantly more than his current £1,000 per-week wages.
Tanganga, who was handed his Tottenham debut in the League Cup defeat at Colchester United by Mauricio Pochettino in September, has become a regular under Jose Mourinho since his surprise inclusion against the Reds.
He hasn’t featured since the restart due to a back problem sustained in training, but returned to the bench against Arsenal last Sunday and will be hoping to be given his first minutes since March when Spurs travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday.