Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has convinced rising star Japhet Tanganga to commit to the Lilywhites after the youngster turned down the club’s offer in November last year, according to Football Insider.
The North London club has been trying to get the youth academy product to commit for months, with the young defender’s Spurs contract expiring next June.
The report suggests Mourinho has won over Tanganga and convinced the youngster that he can play first-team football at Tottenham, with the 20-year-old set to sign a long-term contract.
The Spurs manager has seemingly made it clear how highly he values the rising star and told the young defender he is an important figure in his plans for the future.
Tanganga joined the Tottenham youth ranks at the age of 10 and is currently regarded as one of the finest academy products of the club.
It will be interesting to see if the Spurs starlet will be loaned out to a Championship club this month, although that could depend upon potential transfer business by the Premier League side.
Tanganga hasn’t featured since his single senior appearance in the League Cup, when Mauricio Pochettino was at the helm of affairs.
However, he did grace the Spurs subs bench in the last three league matches as well as the FA Cup stalemate against Middlesbrough.
Keeping Tanganga at Tottenham would be a boost for the club, who have brought through some excellent young players in recent years.
With Spurs defensive stalwarts Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen starting to show their age, the 20-year-old will be hoping to get a taste of Premier League action in the near future.
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