Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a major boost after Jan Vertonghen agreed to extend his contract until the end of the 2019/2020 Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports last week that Spurs had been unable to reach an agreement with Vertonghen’s representatives so far, and he didn’t feature against Manchester United on Friday.
As it stands, this latest update could benefit Japhet Tanganga.
Nevertheless, the Belgian has stayed defiant, playing 19 Premier League games this season, winning 2.1 tackles per game, averaging 1.6 interceptions and completing 5 clearances on average (via WhoScored).
Meanwhile, Tanganga has been one of the few success stories in a difficult season for the club. The 21-year-old has played in a variety of different positions across the back line and impressed Mourinho during his debut against Liverpool.
Unfortunately, the Englishman was ruled out of Tottenham’s restart with a back injury, and no date has been set for his return.
Although Tanganga will likely save the club several millions in the future, he is still at an early stage in his career.
Tottenham may benefit from Vertonghen’s experience, as he could offer counsel to the youngster while he works on his recovery from this latest setback.
Furthermore, the Belgium international could share some of the workload if Tanganga returns before the end of the season.
Moreover, Mourinho picked a back four consisting of Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Ben Davies in the draw with Manchester United (BBC).
Therefore, the veteran may drafted in to provide cover for some of his teammates if an opportunity arises, as it is unlikely he will play in every game anyway.
Spurs next face West Ham on Tuesday, knowing they must beat David Moyes’ side in order to keep their chances of qualifying for Champions League football alive.
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