Ryan Mason shows remarkable commitment with statement after signing new contract

Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason signed a new long-term contract at White Hart Lane earlier today.

Ryan Mason has told Tottenham Hotspur's official site that he is hopeful of staying at the club for longer than the length of his new contract.

Mason has signed a five-and-a-half year deal, which will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2020, but he is already thinking beyond that time. 

“I’m buzzing about it [the new contract]," he said. "I’m delighted and I can’t wait to crack on now.

“I appreciate the length of the contract shows a lot of faith in me and hopefully I can keep progressing and stay at the club longer than the contract."

Mason will be 28 years old at the time his new deal expires, meaning that he should still have plenty of football in his legs at that time. 

His new deal, which was announced this morning, was reward for the fine form that he has shown this campaign and if he continues to play for this level he will be a key player for Spurs for years to come.

Mason's career with the Lilywhites had appeared to be going stagnant, but he has finally begun to fulfil his potential and now performs a vital function for the side.

The academy graduate's partnership with Nabil Bentaleb in the centre of the pitch has been one of the most impressive parts of Spurs's game and, with Mason's long-term commitment announced today, Pochettino will see it as a central midfield partnership he can build around.

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