Tottenham's Japhet Tanganga the subject of heavy transfer interest - report
Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is the subject of heavy transfer interest from Premier League clubs, according to Football London.
The 23-year-old was linked to AC Milan, but now newly-promoted Bournemouth are reportedly trying to complete a transfer for the English defender.
Football London’s Sam Hill has now reported that Tanganga is a man in demand, with clubs from across Europe courting him for his services. [Football London]
Hill said: “Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is attracting interest from the Premier League and the rest of Europe this summer.
“Scott Parker’s side are in talks with Spurs over a potential move for the English defender and the Lilywhites could demand a fee in the region of £10m for the 23-year-old.
“Both a permanent and loan deal are being discussed between the two clubs which could suit the defender as he looks for regular game time after recovering from a knee injury.”
Move on the horizon?
The report from Football London also states that: “Tottenham and Conte’s decision will definitely be influenced by how the 23-year-old gets on during pre-season, but is also likely to be impacted by the other signings Spurs make, as the transfer window goes on.”
Tanganga has made 42 appearances for the first team and has established himself as a strong and tough-tackling centre-back that can also be deployed at right-back.
He has also made 37 appearances for England’s various youth teams, although he is yet to feature for the men’s senior team.
However, with Spurs’ rumoured transfer business with Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet recently joining the club, Tanganga may find game time hard to come by next season.
He also has the difficult task of coming back from a serious knee injury and finding his feet again before being able to mount a case to return to the first team.
If Tottenham continue to strengthen their defence, and the Tottenham youth product finds his pathway to the first team even more difficult, a move may be what he needs to get consistent game time as well as recover from his injury.