By Wayne Veysey

17th Sep, 2020 | 11:00am

Exclusive: Tottenham teen sensation in advanced talks to sign long-term deal

Tottenham are in advanced talks with rising star Dennis Cirkin over a new contract, Football Insider can reveal.

Spurs have high hopes for the young left-back, 18, even though they are on the verge of signing Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid in a £28million deal.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club are offering Cirkin a new long-term deal just 10 months after he signed his first professional contract.

The England youth international put pen to paper on that agreement only last November.

Cirkin is yet to make his senior bow but made the first team squad for two matches earlier this year, FA Cup ties against Middlesbrough and Southampton.

He was an unused substitute in both games, for which Jose Mourinho fielded strong teams as Spurs progressed to the fifth round of the competition.

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The youngster was making rapid strides before breaking down with a foot injury at the end of February.

He bounced back to make the bench for a Premier League match for the first time, the 1-0 win over Everton in early July.

Despite the imminent arrival of Reguilon and with Ben Davies also blocking his first-team path, Tottenham staff are in no doubt about the potential and talent of Cirkin.

In the long term, Jose Mourinho and his coaching team believe the Dublin-born youngster can establish himself in the senior side.


The teenager, a defender who can play at centre-back but is principally a left-back, was a regular for the Spurs Under-18s last season but made the quick leap to the senior squad after barely any Under-23s football.

He signed his first professional contract last November, seven months after he turned 17.

In other news, a big-money Tottenham transfer has collapsed after extensive talks.