We're taking a break from Silly Season rumors to bring you some good news! Remember that whole messy contract situation Tottenham Hotspur was in with Nabil Bentaleb? The drama ends today as our beautiful Algerian midfielder has inked a new contract that keeps him at White Hart Lane until 2020.
Here is the excerpt taken directly from the club's official site:
The all-action midfielder and graduate from our Academy was in outstanding form last season.
Still only 20, Nabil joined us initially as a trialist in September, 2011, signed Academy forms in January, 2012, and then made his debut at Southampton in December, 2013.
His performances in 20 appearances in 2013-14 earned an Algerian international call-up and he was part of the squad that made it to the knockout stages of the World Cup in Brazil last summer.
Nabil made a further 35 appearances in all competitions in 2014-15, forming a fine central midfield partnership with fellow Academy graduate Ryan Mason.
He opened his goalscoring account for us in the 4-0 win against Newcastle in the Capital One Cup in December, joined the Algeria squad again for the Africa Cup of Nations in January and, following his return, started every Premier League match until the end of the campaign.
Terms of the contract have not been disclosed by the club, but who cares? Nabil looks happy as can be to be putting his signature on that piece of paper, and we will all rejoice as arguably our most important player is locked up until the end of the decade.
With Bentaleb pledging his future to the club, that means that Spurs are now free to pursue more midfield depth without the possibility of a holdout. For now, let's celebrate getting our Algerian signed!