Report: Tottenham still locked in contract talks with Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

The duo have become integral for Spurs in recent years.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel LevyTottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

Tottenham are still in discussion with Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela over new deals, according to a report by the London Evening Standard.

The duo enjoyed excellent campaigns last season, with the Argentine in particular showcasing his worth, and Spurs fans will hope the club gets their futures sorted sooner rather than later.

Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane celebrate after West Brom's Craig Dawson (not pictured) scores an own goal and Tottenham's firstTottenham's Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane celebrate after West Brom's Craig Dawson (not pictured) scores an own goal

Vertonghen’s contract runs until 2018 and it is unclear whether Spurs will be offering the experienced centre-back any additional years.

The Belgian will be 31 by the time his current contract expires and with Mauricio Pochettino’s fondness for younger players – as well as the 29-year old’s consistent fitness issues – he might be nearing the end of his time in North London.

Erik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring for Tottenham

Lamela meanwhile, is three years into a six-year deal and his status as one of Tottenham’s leading men will likely mean the club will offer him an extension in the near future.

As well as recruiting externally, Tottenham have done some excellent in-house business in recent months, with the likes of Kevin Wimmer, Harry Kane and Dele Alli all signing new long-term deals.

The efficiency of Spurs’ recent business is an indication of the cohesion at the club since Pochettino took the reins and evidence of the benefits of long-term stability in football.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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