By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to urge their club to tie Mousa Dembele to a new contract.
The Sun claim that Spurs want to agree an extension with the Belgium international, 30, that replaces his current deal, which expires in the summer of 2019.
It is said that talks will centre on a contract that could elevate Dembele into the £100,000-a-week bracket and among the top earners at the club.
Spurs fans are keen for the Belgian, who joined from Fulham for £15million in the summer of 2012, to remain ahead of their move to the new stadium next season.
Dembele has been in outstanding form since the turn of the year and delivered a series of midfield masterclasses in marquee fixtures against the likes of Juventus, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Many Tottenham fans are keen for the central midfielder to be handed a lucrative deal to ensure he signs, with one saying “the man deserves every penny” and another stating that a £200,000-a-week contract would be a fair reflection of his ability.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Richly deserved !#Mousa
— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) March 18, 2018
The man deserves every penny
— INPOCHWETRUST COYS (@VaughnWakefield) March 18, 2018
Injury prone with zero offensive purpur or end product. Seems wrong to award a long contract but like him two more years Mousa Dembele to open Tottenham contract talks as Mauricio Pochettino also targets summer deal for Red Bull Salzburg’s Amadou Haidara https://t.co/raE1srm4db
— Stian Berglund (@Duffe21) March 18, 2018
With his injury record and age I would be very surprised by this.
— Spring Heeled Jim (@samomarland) March 18, 2018
— allan_bennett (@1PokerKing26) March 18, 2018
Give him 200
— Chai May Foo (@chaimayfoo) March 18, 2018
Pay the man.
— David Daw (@IDidTheIggy) March 18, 2018
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have ripped up the contract of a defender.