Report: Spurs want pre-season star Tanganga to sign another contract

General View of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly moving to keep Japhet Tanganga for the long term.

#57 Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on...

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Tottenham Hotspur are pressing for defender Japhet Tanganga to sign a new contract with the club.

Spurs enjoyed a decent summer transfer window, landing Jack Clarke, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon to bolster Mauricio Pochettino's squad both for now and for the future.

Keeping players is key too, but with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen both out of contract at the end of the season, there are concerns about the heart of the Tottenham defence.

 

Another centre back in the final year of his deal is youngster Tanganga, who only penned a one-year extension back in June according to Transfermarkt, keeping him at Tottenham.

Now, it's claimed that Spurs want to keep Tanganga for the long term, handing him a second new contract in a matter of months – but this time, for much longer than a year.

Tanganga, 20, starred for Spurs in pre-season, stepping up to turn in superb performances against the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Japhet Manzambi Tanganga of Tottenham controls the ball  during the Audi cup 2019 final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich,...

The centre back should now be in and around Pochettino's first team, joining Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth in the centre back ranks.

With a long-term deal in the offing and question marks over Alderweireld and Vertonghen, Tanganga will have a golden chance to establish himself as a Spurs first-team player, and become the latest academy star to thrive under Pochettino – a surprise U-turn given that Calciomercato claimed he had switched agents ahead of leaving the club.

General View of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

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