Tottenham Hotspur’s reported plan to hand Ryan Mason new contract makes perfect sense

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to tie down midfielder Ryan Mason to a long-term contract, and that’s a sensible move.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning to hand Ryan Mason an improved contract.

According to The London Evening Standard, the Premier League outfit have been impressed by the midfielder’s performance so far this season and are willing to double his wage.

The 23-year-old apparently earns less than £10,000 a week, but Spurs are open to increasing it to £15,000-£20,000 a week at the end of the campaign.

Mason has been on the books of the North London outfit since 2007, but it is only this season that he is getting the chances.

A relative late bloomer, the former England Under-20 international has been one of the few consistent players for Tottenham so far this campaign.

Mason has yet to score in the Premier League this term, but he has created nine chances in seven appearances in the league, while having a pass accuracy of 83%.

The Englishman was once again an important figure in Tottenham’s 2-1 comeback win against Hull City away from home in the Premier League on Sunday.

Against the Tigers at the KC Stadium, Mason has two shots, a 91% pass accuracy, created four chances, put in three crosses and attempted two take-ons.

Given his performances so far this season and the fact that he (reportedly) earns just £10,000, it makes perfect sense for Tottenham to double his wage and tie him down to a long-term contract.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino seems to have faith in the 23-year-old, who is likely to improve and develop himself as the season progresses.

Instead of splashing out cash in January or next summer on signing a ‘top-class attacking talent’, Tottenham would do well to make Mason a key member of the team for what would be a relatively very small price.

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