The 20-year old today signed a five year deal, tying him to the club until 2020.
The midfielder had an excellent campaign last year, appearing 34 times in all competitions, and took his game to new heights under Mauricio Pochettino's tutelage, building upon his previous half-season under Tim Sherwood.
He has become an integral part of this new, youthful Spurs team and his absence through injury and his African Cup of Nations participation with Algeria was sorely felt.
With his future now secured, the onus is on Pochettino and Daniel Levy to continue to improve the squad so that the likes of Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen actually stick around to see out their lengthy deals.
Twitter was predictably awash with insight and opinion following the announcement and it was an overwhelming thumbs up from Spurs fans (almost):
Just seen Bentaleb has signed a new long term contract. Fantastic news. Future captain— Matt Swan (@Matt_swan40) July 6, 2015
Amazes me how much rival fans underrate Bentaleb. His composure and maturity is insane for a 20 year-old. Does a lot to make the game tick.— Jake. (@YedIin) July 6, 2015
Pretty excited that Spurs have tied world football's best left-back Nabil Bentaleb to a new contract.— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) July 6, 2015
happy Nabil Bentaleb has signed a long term contract; certainly not the finished article but he's young and improving with each game #thfc— ☮ Jim ☯ (@J1M5TER) July 6, 2015
Nabil Bentaleb signs a new five-year deal with Spurs. Don't know how fans will feel about it. A Spurs John Obi Mikel - love him or hate him— Blair Condie (@bcondie92) July 6, 2015
No matter who we sign this transfer window, our best signing is getting Bentaleb to a new deal #THFC— Steven Roberts (@steroberts_1985) July 6, 2015
@CoveringKosc Bentaleb could become one of the best DMs in the world if he keeps progressing. Love his style. Needs work defensively.— Registability (@registability) July 6, 2015
Always rated Bentaleb and if he stays at Spurs through 2020 I fully expect him to be our best player. He's the future.— ☢ Atomicflix ☢ (@Atomicflix) July 6, 2015
And hats off to this user, who managed to sum up the sentiment quite beautifully: