Darren Bent believes Tottenham will tie promising defender Japhet Tanganga to a six-year contract as talks take place over a new deal.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has revealed that the north Londoners always look to tie young talent to an initial five-year deal with the option of an extra year.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Lilywhites are in advanced talks to tie the 20-year-old to a new deal after he rejected their initial offer.
Bent has heralded his old side’s methods when it comes to securing the future of top prospects, suggesting Tanganga will be offered the same terms.
Bent told Football Insider:“Spurs are quite good at it, when it comes to tying people down to long-term contracts, they’ve always been very, very good at it and quite shrewd.
“When they get young players coming through or they sign a youngster from another club, it’s always the six-year contract, so it’s always the five plus one.
“I think the one might even be in their favour. I’d have signed the same deal when I went there, it was five years plus the one.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Tanganga was to sign that type of deal. For me it’s a great deal if they can tie him down, he’s a very, very exciting prospect and he’s not let them down.”
Tanganga has played 11 times for the first-team this year in what has been his breakthrough season in north London.
He has been used all across the back-four by manager Jose Mourinho, featuring in the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.
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