Tottenham Hotspur have announced signing a new five-year contract with midfielder Nabil Bentaleb on Monday.
Bentaleb joined Tottenham in January 2012, and he made 35 appearances and scored one goal in all competitions for Spurs in the 2014-15 season after establishing himself as a first-team regular.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his side over the summer in order to challenge for the title. The 20-year-old had an impressive 2014-15 season, and although he still had three years left on his contract, negotiations have gone in his favour in order to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2020.
The Algerian midfielder expressed frustration in June over the length of negotiations with the club, believing that his performance had earned him an improved deal.
He claimed that a few Champions League sides were interested in him, but he seems to be delighted to have signed a new long-term deal with Tottenham.
“The club has given me trust and I have to thank them for that and keep working hard.
“I’ve had some ups and downs but most importantly I’ve learned a lot and I’ll continue to learn.”
Bentaleb joins teammates Harry Kane and Ryan Mason in signing contract extensions with Spurs.