Report: Levy plans new contract for Mousa Dembele after Pochettino heart-to-heart

Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele could be in line for an extended contract at Tottenham.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur will enter talks over a new contract with in-form midfielder Mousa Dembele in the near future.

Dembele, 28, joined Spurs back in the summer of 2012 having starred with London rivals Fulham, but his time at White Hart Lane has largely been an inconsistent one.

This season though, Dembele has become a key player for Spurs, providing power and drive through the middle of the park in Mauricio Pochettino's vibrant young side, and he has been virtually unplayable of late.

The Belgian international is certainly in his best form since arriving, and now he could end up being offered a brand new contract to stay in North London as Spurs try to prevent him from leaving the club.

The Daily Mail report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keen to get Dembele tied down to a new deal as a reward for his great form, and because he has just 18 months left on his current deal at White Hart Lane, with Levy not wanting to see Dembele enter the final year of his deal next summer.

It's also stated that manager Pochettino is keen to keep Dembele having held heart-to-heart talks with the midfielder over his role at the club during the summer.

Pochettino challenged Dembele to fight for his place in the Tottenham team, and he has done just that, proving why he should be one of the first names on the teamsheet this term.

With young midfielders such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, having a more experienced player like Dembele is vital for Spurs, and keeping him beyond the expiration of his current contract in 2017 would be a superb move from Pochettino's men, even if it would take him in to his 30's.

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