Nottingham Forest have made an official bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga, according to an Italian outlet.
The Lowdown: Forest register interest
The Athletic credited the Reds with an interest earlier this week, despite AC Milan being long-term admirers, and it appears that Steve Cooper is wasting no time in trying to entice his target to the City Ground.
The Latest: Forest submit Tanganga bid
Italian outlet Calciomercato (via Sport Witness) claim that Forest have ‘made an offer worth €25m’ (£21m) for Tanganga.
It’s stated that whilst that is the valuation that Tottenham were holding out for, the centre-back ‘wants Milan’ and has ‘reiterated’ his desires to his agents, making a move to the Serie A his ‘priority’.
Despite this, it’s reported that the Midlands outfit are ‘serious and close to reaching an agreement’ with Spurs.
The Verdict: Don’t do it…
After losing Moussa Niakhate to injury for at least the next few months, it’s understandable that Cooper is on the lookout for a central defensive replacement, but a deal for Tanganga isn’t one that the boss should be pursuing.
The Hackney-born talent, dubbed ‘solid as a rock’ by sports journalist Josh Bunting, clearly favours a switch to Milan over the Reds, and ideally any new signing should be committed to joining instead of accepting a second-choice move.
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Tanganga is also likely to be on a decent pay packet at Spurs, and it wouldn’t be worth Forest breaking the bank for a player whose heart wouldn’t be fully in it.
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