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Is an unthinkable contract extension for Moussa Sissoko possible at Tottenham Hotspur?

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham celebrates their goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on November 28,...

Tottenham midfielder is in the best form of his career at the club.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on November 28, 2018 in London, United...

It's fair to say Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko struggled to make a positive impact during his first two seasons at the club.

Now the Frenchman is playing at a new level, and his last two performances against Chelsea and Inter Milan have shown why Spurs paid £30 million for him.

 

Sissoko has the full support of fans, his manager and his teammates.

Is it really beyond the realms of possibility that Tottenham decide to hand him a contract extension?

The prospect of Spurs deciding to announce a new deal for Sissoko would have been met with derision and possibly anger in recent seasons.

Now it would generate a positive, welcoming response.

Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan is challenged by Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley...

Sissoko is almost midway through his five-year deal at the club, which expires in summer 2021.

Tottenham like to extend their player's contracts early, recently evidenced by Dele Alli signing a renewal until 2023.

Sissoko is 29 and Tottenham will not want to tie him down into his mid-30s, but they will want to protect their investment and avoid losing him on a free transfer when his deal expires.

If they can push this further down the track and extend his deal by a couple of seasons, it would make a lot of sense.

A famous picture of manager Mauricio Pochettino posing with his arm around Moussa Sissoko after signing a new deal could suddenly be possible after all.

If it happens, he deserves it.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur contorls the ball while under pressure from Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between...

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