Tottenham star set for 1500 per cent pay rise; Troy Parrott pens new deal

Japhet Tanganga

Young Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is reportedly in talks over a staggering 1500 per cent pay rise following his first-team breakthrough.

The 20-year-old has been impressive since breaking into the Spurs team this season, making his Premier League debut against Liverpool at right-back in January and also starring at centre-back and left-back as he has shown his versatility.

The youngster currently earns a basic wage in the region of £1,000-per-week, but Tottenham are offering him a huge pay-rise which would take his salary to around £15,000-per-week.

That figure would also be topped up by a lucrative incentive package that would see his deal move closer towards £20,000-per-week, according to a report in The Sun.

There will also be a promise of another new contract and pay rise should he make a certain number of first-team appearances.

Tanganga, who has represented England at Under 20 level, is now set for an Under-21 call-up for the games against Andorra and Turkey in March and, should he carry on his current form, he could find himself on the fringes of Gareth Southgate’s senior squad for Euro 2020.

Meanwhile, highly-rated young Tottenham striker Troy Parrott has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.

Parrott, who turned 18 on Tuesday, made his senior Spurs debut in September last year against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup before getting his first international cap for the Republic of Ireland in November against New Zealand.

His Premier League debut followed in December’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley when manager Jose Mourinho presented him with the match ball after the game.

The striker was an unused substitute on Wednesday as Tottenham beat Southampton in the FA Cup fourth-round replay.