The arrival of Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho at the North London club greatly influenced the decision of Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld to sign a new deal, and some other players should follow suit.
While Christian Eriksen is determined to leave, Alderweireld’s defensive partner Jan Vertonghen has been tipped to agree to terms of a new deal.
It remains to be seen if he would, but Mourinho expects one of his other defenders to put pen to paper on a new deal soon.
The Portuguese revealed during his press conference today that Japhet Tanganga is very likely to sign a new deal, and it’s good news.
The 20-year-old has made just one senior appearance for Spurs to date – his debut in the EFL Cup clash against Colchester United last September – but he is highly rated at the club and could soon start knocking on the door of the first-team.
“I think the club is always interested in its young players,” Mourinho said.
“So yes I think Tanganga will sign a new contract.”
The club is always thinking. So yes I think Tanganga will sign a new contract.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) January 3, 2020
Tanganga had his Tottenham contract extended until 2020 last June, and holding on to such a promising player will be a huge boost going forward.