Tottenham close in on new deals for senior trio - report

By Tom Blackburn

Tottenham are hopeful of senior pair Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen signing new contracts at White Hart Lane, according to a report.

The London Evening Standard claim that the north London club are working on deals for the pair after making a decisive step this week in securing the extended services of Christian Eriksen.

The deals for both Lamela and Vertonghen expire in the summer of 2018 and it is said both are thought to be happy to extend their stay at White Hart Lane.

Meanwhile, the Standard report that Eriksen is on the brink of signing a four-year contract worth £70,000-a-week.

Lamela is the club’s joint record signing, costing £30million from Roma and is said to currently about £70,000-a-week.

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He had a difficult start at White Hart Lane but has become a key man for manager Mauricio Pochettino and has been impressive at the start of this campaign.

In total he has played 110 times for Spurs, scoring 18 times, with his best return in last season’s Europa League, when he scored six times in eight games.

Vertonghen is also regarded as one of the key players in the Tottenham squad, having joined from Ajax in 2012 for £10.6million.

In the four years he has spent in north London he has 165 times and has formed a solid partnership with fellow Belgian Toby Alderweireld at the heart of defence.

In other Tottenham news, the club will revive this midfielder deal in January.