​Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with young defender Japhet Tanganga over a new contract, and there is said to be 'growing hope' that he will pen the new long-term deal in the 'not too distant future.'


The 20-year-old was a surprise inclusion in Jose Mourinho's starting lineup for Spurs' clash with Liverpool in January, but Tanganga was impressive on his Premier League debut despite the defeat. 


The versatile defender has since gone on to play the full 90 minutes in six of his side's last seven matches in all competitions.

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​The Daily Mail now report that ​Tottenham are in talks with Tanganga over a new long-term deal featuring a big pay increase, with the report claiming that there is 'growing hope' that he will sign a new contract in the 'not too distant future.'


The player currently earns a basic wage of around £1,000 per week, but the new contract would see him earn around £15,000 per week. The Daily Mail also note that there would be a lucrative incentive package with bonuses that would see his deal move closer towards £20,000. Moreover, should the defender make a certain number of first-team appearances, he will be entitled to a new contract and a pay rise once again. 


While the report claims that there was a 'certain degree' of negativity over the Englishman signing a new deal when discussions first began towards the end of last year, his fine performances for the first team have resulted in Spurs 'accelerating talks'. 

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Tanganga's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, but Mourinho has previously hinted that the north London side have the option to extend that. Following the defender's breakthrough, he ​recently revealed his desire to stay at the club for the remainder of his career. 


He said: "I've been at Tottenham for a long time, since I was ten and they've helped me a lot...Of course I'd love to stay with them as long as I could and go on until I retire.


"But that's for the club to deal with me and for me to focus on the pitch and deliver as much as I possibly can."