Report: Tottenham close to new deals for star duo

Date published: Friday 25th March 2016 1:38

Christian Eriksen: Set for Spurs stay

Christian Eriksen: Set for Spurs stay

Tottenham are reportedly close to agreeing new contracts with star duo Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen.

Football Insider claim that Spurs are in talks with the pair about improved deals and somewhat bizarrely have reported the new deals to be worth a combined £40.5million.

Just why the deals have been lumped together is a mystery but the same webdite claimed in January that Eriksen had reached an agreement in principle on a new five-year deal worth £22.9million.

The Daily Mirror also claimed last month that Eriksen would extend his career at White Hart Lane with a new three-year deal.

And now the 24-year-old, whose deal expires in 2018, has confirmed, according to sources, he will sign a Tottenham extension after being convinced by the club’s ambitions.

His new deal is expected to run until 2021 and that will see the Denmark playmaker paid around £80,000 a week.

Vertonghen, 28, meanwhile, will sign a deal until 2020 with his weekly wage lifted to around £75,0000 a week, meaning his new package will total £17.5million.

The Belgium star, who is still sidelined with a knee problem, also has a contract which runs until 2018.

T0ttenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen to tie down the two integral parts of his title-challenging team and chairman Daniel Levy knows the value of the pair will rocket with the duo secured to long-term contracts.

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