Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking ahead to their clash with Stoke City at the weekend as they continue their charge for a spot in next season’s Champions League tournament.
Spurs have been building for the future in recent times and have been tying a number of their stars down to lengthy contracts, however, it is being reported that they may have concerns with one player’s demands.
The Telegraph is claiming that Mousa Dembele has a preference for a three-year extension to his current deal, and although Tottenham are reportedly willing to offer him a new contract, they are unsure on the length of time. The 30-year-old’s current deal will have 12 months left to run on it in the summer and the Belgium international has already stated he will not entertain any talks until after the World Cup.
The midfielder has revealed in the past that he is happy with the north London outfit, amidst interest from several of Europe’s top clubs, but given his injury record, Daniel Levy appears to find the possibility of a lengthy deal risky.
The locals in the Tavern will be hoping the club can reach an agreement with Dembele and get him to sign a new deal, whilst Mauricio Pochettino is also fond of his midfielder. Offering a long-term contract to a player over the age of 30 is not a problem for Spurs, as they have shown with Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen expected to be offered new terms in the coming months.
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