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Nabil Bentaleb set to extend Tottenham Hotspur contract

Bentaleb set to get a substantial wage hike and a new long-term contract.

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According to ESPNFC, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is set to sign a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur and pledge his future to the club. The new contract has yet to be formally announced by Spurs.

Bentaleb, 20, has had a meteoric rise over the past 12 months, progressing from a Spurs U21 player to full Algerian international and nailed-on starter in Spurs' midfield. Bentaleb was given his first-team chance under former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood and started several matches in the center of midfield. After a string of matches he declared for Algeria and ended up starting matches in the World Cup last summer. Bentaleb is now one of the first names on Mauricio Pochettino's team sheet.

There are no details about the contract or how much Bentaleb might earn after it is finalized, but he is almost certainly among the lowest wage earners at the club. He currently has three years to go on his existing contract, but much like with Harry Kane and Ryan Mason earlier in the year, extending a new contract to Bentaleb and giving him a substantial boost in wages is an absolute no-brainer. Keeping him happy benefits everyone.

Obviously we'll wait until the club formally announces it, but Spurs are being proactive in locking down their best young players to new contracts, and that bodes very well for the future of the club.