Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is reportedly close to signing a new long-term contract to remain at White Hart Lane for the foreseeable future.
According to ESPN FC, the north London club's hierarchy have been impressed with the midfielder's progress over the last 18 months and are now keen to tie him down with a new and improved deal.
The report claims that the Algerian international is one of the lowest earners at the club and the management is keen to change that.
Bentaleb, who came up through the Spurs youth academy, established himself as a member of the first-team under former manager Tim Sherwood during the 2013/14 campaign. He also went on to represent Algeria in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He has continued his impressive performances under new manager Mauricio Pochettino and has now become a regular fixture in the starting XI under the Argentine.
The Algerian midfielder still has three years to run on his current deal, but Spurs are keen to tie him down on a longer contract and his performances will also see him offered a much more lucrative package than he currently is on.
The White Hart Lane outfit are in the process of tying down key players to new deals and when Bentaleb signs, it'll make him the third youngster to commit his long-term future to the club. Academy products Ryan Mason and Harry Kane have already committed their futures by penning new five-and-a-half year deals with the club.
The report claims that Pochettino is keen on tying down the impressive youngsters at the club, as he sees the trio as a major part of the club's future. The manager itself had earlier revealed that he prefers to promote players from the academy instead of bringing in talent from outside.