The Standard has tipped Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason to sign a new contract at White Hart Lane.
Mason has been drafted into the first team over recent weeks, seemingly convincing Mauricio Pochettino that he can be a key part of his plans over the course of the season.
“Tottenham are expected to activate a clause in Ryan Mason’s contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2018,” reports the Standard.
“The midfielder’s deal expires at the end of next season but contains an option for the club to extend it by two seasons.”
“Should Mason continue his impressive displays, there is a strong chance chairman Daniel Levy would consider offering the 23‑year-old improved terms.”
The Standard goes onto suggest that Mason’s status as a low paid member of the first team is a realistic worry for the club, as his performances could trigger external interest from sides looking to snap him up on a long term deal.
Should Tottenham trigger the two-year extension then it’s likely that Levy would commission a pay rise on top of that, if Pochettino makes it clear that he’s a key component of what he’s trying to achieve at White Hart Lane.
“Mason is believed to be one of the lowest-paid members of the first‑team squad and Tottenham have demonstrated in the past they are willing to reward young players who prove they can be valuable to the senior side.”
All Mason can do if he wants to stay at Spurs, is continue to make the most of every chance he’s given throughout the season.
Sooner or later, Tottenham will start physical talks over renewed terms and triggering the extension or he’ll be free to find himself a better deal than the one he’s currently on at White Hart Lane.
It seems to be a no brainer considering the impact he’s had this season but Levy will always fight to get the best value for the club.