Tottenham are planning to offer Serge Aurier a new contract following his career revival under Jose Mourinho, Football Insider understands.
The 27-year-old is playing the best football of his three-and-a-half years at Spurs and is establishing himself as the first choice right-back.
Aurier has come close to leaving Tottenham in a number of previous windows and chairman Daniel Levy had put in place a deal for him to join Spartak Moscow over the summer after he was placed in the “bomb squad” ready for sale.
But the Ivory Coast international knocked back the potential transfer as a move to Russia did not appeal to him.
He has subsequently battled with £15million summer signing Matt Doherty for the right-back slot and it is won he appears to be winning.
Spurs chairman Levy is keen to sort out Aurier’s future now he is entering the final 18 months of his contract.
The White Hart Lane chief wants the situation sorted ahead of next summer as he looks to avoid a repeat of the draining Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld contract sagas.
It remains to be seen if Aurier will be keen to commit to a new deal or wait to see where he fits into Mourinho’s long-term plans.
The defender began the season as a substitute, with Doherty inserted instantly into the starting XI.
But Aurier, who started almost all of the matches last season once Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino, has been picked for the last three Premier League fixtures and been instrumental in his side keeping clean sheets against Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
It is expected he will retain his place for tomorrow’s clash against Crystal Palace.