Tottenham Hotspur have already been busy before the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season by handing out new deals to Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp.
Now it seems as though Japhet Tanganga is about to jump on the bandwagon, ending months of speculation over his future at the club.
According to The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke, as per Dan Kilpatrick for The Evening Standard, Tottenham have made a breakthrough in contract talks with Tanganga’s representatives and a deal is ‘almost done.’
Told that there's been a breakthrough in Japhet Tanganga contract talks and a deal is now almost done. (as per @Dan_KP)
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) July 23, 2020
The Athletic had claimed earlier this month that talks between the two sides had stalled, as his representatives were unimpressed by the original offer on the table, but this no longer appears to be the case, as he is now one step nearer to finalising fresh terms with Spurs.
Tanganga, 21, has played six games in the Premier League this season before succumbing to a back injury.
Although he has been absent since the restart, he has worked his way back to full match fitness, and was named on the bench for the past three games in a row.
If he signs a new deal, it could push Juan Foyth out the door, as he has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho. While questions remain over Foyth’s future at the club, Tanganga has been one of the few positive talking points in a tough season for Tottenham.
Spurs struggled to get off to a good start after surging to the Champions League final last year and Mauricio Pochettino was sacked as a result of a slump in form.
The academy graduate has grown accustomed to his role in the first team, as he has not looked out of place at all, receiving a higher WhoScored rating than his colleagues and close rivals Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, to name but a few.
If he can maintain this impressive form, he should be able to save the club a lot of money in the long run.
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