Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent is of the opinion that Japhet Tanganga could sign a new contract with Spurs.
The 20-year-old has made 11 appearances for the club’s senior team so far and his performances have been pretty good.
Tanganga’s current contract runs out in the summer and he is yet to sign a new one. However, Bent feels that he could pen a new deal with Spurs. Speaking to Football Insider, the former England international said: “Spurs are quite good at it, when it comes to tying people down to long-term contracts, they’ve always been very, very good at it and quite shrewd.
“When they get young players coming through or they sign a youngster from another club, it’s always the six-year contract, so it’s always the five plus one. I think the one might even be in their favour. I’d have signed the same deal when I went there, it was five years plus the one.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Tanganga was to sign that type of deal. For me it’s a great deal if they can tie him down, he’s a very, very exciting prospect and he’s not let them down.”
Tanganga has impressed in the few matches he has played for Spurs and he seems someone who could become a key player for Spurs. Hence, him signing a new contract would surely be beneficial for the north London outfit.
The 20-year-old is a centre-back who is also capable of playing as a left-back and he could receive more first-team opportunities under Jose Mourinho next season. Tottenham recently managed to tie Toby Alderweireld down to a new contract and will be hoping they can now do the same with Tanganga in the near future.