One day after Eric Dier signed a contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur, a new report is indicating that young centerback Japhet Tanganga is set to become the next Spurs player to do so.
Tottenham beat writer Dan Kilpatrick writes today in the Evening Standard that Tanganga, 21, is expected to sign a new long term contract with Spurs shortly. While the paperwork is apparently not yet signed, the deal would provide a substantial increase to his current £1000/wk salary commensurate to his current status as a confirmed first team player. Tanganga’s initial contract was set to expire in 2021.
There had been some murmurs earlier on that talks between Tanganga, a Spurs academy graduate, and the club had stalled over his salary. However, while other young English players have used opportunities like this one to bolt to other clubs or leagues like the Bundesliga, there never seemed to be an indication that Tanganga was unhappy with Spurs — just that he wanted the best deal he could get.
Tanganga broke through into the Spurs first team this season, primarily under Jose Mourinho, who utilized him as a central defender and a right back. It is suggested that Mourinho is a big fan of Tanganga’s ability and sees him as a potential regular starter in the future. Tanganga would remain a part of a central defense corps that for now includes Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Juan Foyth.
We wait for the official confirmation, but this would be more excellent news for next season.