Tottenham Hotspur have the option to extend the contracts of Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen by a further 12 months, according to reports.
Both Dembele and Vertonghen have contracts at Spurs until the summer of 2019, as per the London Evening Standard, the pair could be offered improved terms.
Much talk have been circulated in the press regarding Toby Alderweireld’s contract situation at Spurs. The Belgian is stalling on a new deal but is widely known that the club can activate a clause that pushes his tenure at Spurs out by further 12 months.
And the report adds that Spurs can do the very similar thing with both Dembele and Vertonghen, which will come as fantastic news for our fanbase given both the Belgian internationals are key to Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
While both Dembele and Vertonghen are senior pros in an otherwise youthful Spurs side, their importance in the first-team squad just cannot be explained and Pochettino knows that very fact.
Dembele has been simply fantastic since the last month and his return to form and fitness has indeed galvanised the Spurs side.
On the other hand, Vertonghen has been a pillar at the back and has partnered very well with youngster Davinson Sanchez in Alderweireld’s absence. He has been a leader for the North Londoners and continues to be a mentor for young central defenders Sanchez and Juan Foyth.
If Spurs can extend Dembele and Vertonghen’s respective contracts by further 12 months, it would be really good as they have been mainstays under Poch. Our manager would also love to see the duo get new contracts at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the North Londoners are also ready to offer Son Hueng-min a new contract as he approaches the final two years of his current deal, report the London Evening Standard.
The South Korean is currently enjoying his best season at Spurs since signing for the club back in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen. He has hit 13 goals already in all competitions, which only puts him behind Harry Kane as the club’s leading goal-scorer this campaign.
Son has proved himself to be a valuable player for Pochettino. The 25-year-old is likely to be in talks between now and end of the campaign and the report (Standard) suggests Spurs could reward him with an improved contract, worth £60,000 per week.