The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern still reeling from a disastrous final day of the campaign up at Newcastle have been given some good news at least.
Though they watched arch rivals Arsenal pip them to second place after a wonderful campaign out in front of the Gunners, few would argue against it having been a wonderful season at White Hart Lane.
Having crafted a dynamic young side with a bright future, Spurs could be in line to keep a talent who is perhaps indicative of that, though hasn’t appeared as much as he’d have liked this season.
Oddly enough, Nabil Bentaleb was the first of this new generation of stars at the Lane to emerge, having been afforded his debut by Tim Sherwood.
The Algerian has found it hard to dislodge the likes of Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele in the engine room this season and has been linked with a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain as a result.
However, ESPN claim that the midfielder is to stay with the club and that the coaching staff are happy with his improved attitude over recent weeks.
Demeble will be banned for the opening four games of next season and the arrival of Champions League football is said to excite the 21-year old.
How big a role will Bentaleb play next season?
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