Nabil Bentaleb
Bentaleb made 25 Premier League starts for Tottenham last season as the club qualified for the Europa League Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur midfielders Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Winks have both pledged to build on being handed new contracts as Mauricio Pochettino continues to act during the off-season.

Pochettino has already made two summer signings in the form of Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier but the Argentine manager has now moved to secure the future of two of his promising star players.

Bentaleb has agreed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane while Winks, who made his Spurs debut in the Europa League win over Partizan Belgrade in November 2014, has committed his future to the north London club until 2018.

After making his debut in the win at Southampton in December 2013 under Tim Sherwood, Bentaleb has excelled in the Tottenham first team, with the 20-year-old making 25 Premier League starts last term in his first full campaign in the Spurs first team.

"You always want more," Bentaleb told the Tottenham official website. "No matter what you do you always want more and that is how I see things and I will always push harder and I always want more.

"Nothing is achieved in football. You have to fight all the time and you have to improve all the time otherwise I take this as a failure.

"That's how I see things and that is what brought me to where I am now. Why would I stop doing things that helped me to where I am now?"

Nineteen-year-old Winks is yet to break into the Tottenham side on a regular basis but became the latest in a handful of young players to be handed an opportunity last term, with Harry Kane and Ryan Mason both excelling.

Winks returned to Tottenham training on 6 July but learned of the offer of a new deal while on a family holiday in Mexico, however, he admits he is someway from breaking into the first team.

"I was one, maybe two weeks into my holiday and relaxing in Mexico when I got the call to say that the club was offering me a new contract – as you can imagine, it was great to hear that news," said Winks.

"I was over the moon when I was told. It didn't quite sink in straight away, but when everything settled down again I was delighted.

"For me, it's just about taking it a step at a time, month by month. It's fantastic to sign a new contract now, but I've still got a long way to go. I need to keep working hard and try to prove myself every day."