Tottenham Hotspur should move on a number of new contracts for other players following fresh terms for Ryan Mason.
Tottenham Hotspur announced via their website yesterday that the club had agreed a new long term deal with midfielder Ryan Mason.
Mason will be a Spurs player until 2020 unless the club sells him, but a question which would have been on the minds of plenty of other fans yesterday would have been; what about other players?
Tottenham have a number of other first team stars who it’s arguably important for them to offer new and improved terms to.
One of the most obvious which springs to mind is Mason’s midfield colleague Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen’s current deal expires in 2018 according to transfermarkt and it will be interesting to see how hard the club push to extend that deal a little further over the rest of the season.
They’re under no pressure to do so but the Dane’s importance to the first team has been quite obvious in his recent performances.
Jan Vertonghen is another very good example, with the Belgian’s deal due to expire in 2016 according to the same source.
Again, there isn’t time pressure on the club but Mauricio Pochettino may want to avoid the possibility of big bids coming in for one of his best central defenders in the summer.
Losing Vertonghen would arguably be a huge blow to the current Tottenham side although he will have the desire to push on and play Champions League football.
Finally, there’s Harry Kane, the club’s best striker so far this season.
Again, according to the same source, Kane’s deal doesn’t expire until 2019 but his form this season arguably warrants improved terms that will keep him committed to the cause at Spurs for the foreseeable future and leave him feeling well valued by his current club.
Spurs made a big statement with Mason, they now need to back it up with other players.