Report: Maghoma to reject new Spurs contract and join FC Twente

Tottenham Hotspur coach Wayne Burnett looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County on April 7, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Christian Maghoma is reportedly on the verge of joining Twente after turning down a new contract offer from Tottenham Hotspur.

Christian Maghoma of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County on April 7, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Christian Maghoma has been given the opportunity to extend his Tottenham Hotspur stay but is instead in talks with FC Twente about a move there.

Maghoma's current contract with Spurs expires at the end of June and although the offer of a new deal is on the table, the defender's father has confirmed his son is likely to end his 12-year association with the club.

Tottenham Hotspur coach Wayne Burnett looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County on April 7, 2018 in Enfield, England.

"FC Twente is still a big club and we are looking for a club with a certain philosophy," Desmond Maghoma was quoted by Voetbal Primeur.

"Christian has played twelve years in the Tottenham youth academy where one builds up from the back, which he also looks for in his new club.

"I think FC Twente is a very good option - one of the best. Maybe not when we talk about money."

Maghoma has recently spent a three-day training internship with the Eredivisie side and although has now returned to London, is expected to make a permanent switch to the Netherlands very soon.

A dejected Christian Maghoma of Tottenham Hotspur leaves the pitch having been sent off during the Premier League 2 match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on April...

The 20-year-old's father hopes that his son will one day go on to play in the Premier League but realises that going to Twente is currently the best move for the centre-back's career.

Maghoma has never played a first team match for Tottenham and the youngster's one and only loan spell to date was an ill-fated stint at Yeovil Town that also failed to yield a single appearance on the pitch.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international is set to leave North London just days after it was announced that fellow Under-23s prospect Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is the same age and plays in the same position, has extended his stay until 2021.

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