New deal for Dembele should be Tottenham Hotspur priority

Tottenham Hotspur are planning to open talks with Mousa Dembele over a new contract, according to The Sun.

What’s the word?

The futures of current Spurs players seem to have dominated the club’s transfer gossip lately rather than future targets.

Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld have been among the names featured in the transfer columns, but now they are centred around Dembele.

The Sun reports that Tottenham plan to open talks with Dembele over a fresh deal as his current one is due to expire at the end of next season.

The publication claims that the midfielder is looking for a bump in salary and hopes to be around the £100,000-a-week mark.

Should Spurs meet Dembele’s demands?

Earlier in the season, the midfielder spent around a month on the sidelines with an ankle injury, which led to suggestions that the 30-year-old is getting to a point where he can no longer cut it at the top level.

However, since his return to action, Dembele has been pivotal in the team’s midfield.

The Belgium international has been controlling the engine room and his absence would be heavily felt.

The fans have made it clear on social media numerous times that they are more than happy with his current form.

Tying Dembele down to a new contract presents a slight risk given that the older he gets, the more injury prone he becomes, but based on his recent performances, offering him fresh terms is a no-brainer.