Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has signed a new five and a half year deal at White Hart Lane, the club have confirmed.

Mason, 23, made his professional debut in 2008 but had to wait until September 2014 to make his first Premier League appearance following five loan spells away from the club.

The Enfield-born midfielder has developed from being a peripheral member of the club into an important member of the first team over the last six months and manager Mauricio Pochettino has rewarded the player with a long-term deal, indicating the player's potential long-term role at the club.

"I'm buzzing about it. I'm delighted and I can't wait to crack on now," Mason told Tottenham's official website. "I appreciate the length of the contract shows a lot of faith in me and hopefully I can keep progressing and stay at the club longer than the contract.

"I've worked hard, a lot of work over the years has gone into what has happened this season and this time I've a manager who has faith in me and stuck me in. It's been a long road but I'm delighted to be in the side and hopefully I'll stay in there as long as I possibly can."

Mason struggled to force his way into first team plans during the reigns of Harry Redknapp, Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood in north London but the midfielder has promised to repay the faith shown in him by Pochettino.

"I can't stress enough the faith the gaffer has put in me and hopefully I can carry on repaying him and continue to put in good performances for this club."

Mason reintroduced himself by scoring a sublime 30-yard strike in a Capital One Cup victory over Nottingham Forest in September and has since become a first team regular at White Hart Lane having made 18 appearances this season.