Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason is delighted to have been given a second chance at TottenhamGetty Images/IAN KINGTON

Tottenham Hotspurs are reportedly planning to commit Ryan Mason's future to White Hart Lane by activating a clause in his contract which will keep him at North London until 2018.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been one of the bright spots at Spurs since Mauricio Pochettino's summer arrival to the club.

Having being overlooked by both manager Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas, Mason only made four first-team appearance in the previous six years - while being forced to get playing-time abroad through a number of loan spells.

But the former Southampton manager surprisingly decided to include him in the Spur's Premier League squad for the new campaign after attracting his attention during the pre-season.

The ex-Yeovil Town and Swindon Town loanee scored a goal against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season and has since become a regular in Pochettino's line-up in the Premier League.

After earning an impressive full debut in the London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Mason has conviced Pochetino he deserves a place in his plans, starting in all next Premier League games with Southampton, Manchester City, Newscastle, and Aston Villa.

Standard Sport now reports Pochettino is ready to activate a clause in Mason's contract to keep him at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2018.

According to the reports, Mason's current deal will expire at the end of the season but his contract includes an option for Spurs to extend it automatically two further years,

Mason was one of the best players during the 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday and Standard Sport says that chairman Daniel Levy may even reward him by improving the terms of the current deal – as he is said to be one of the lowest-paid among the first-team.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old midfielder recently suggested his intentions to stay at the club, especially after Pochettino's arrival completely changed his status in the squad.