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Jack Rosser doubts Southampton will sign Japhet Tanganga this summer

Jack Rosser doubts Southampton will sign Japhet Tanganga this summer -Premier League

Southampton will struggle to sign Japhet Tanganga this summer because Tottenham have high hopes for the defender, journalist Jack Rosser has told The Transfer Tavern.

The Saints failed with an attempt at the start of the year, with Rosser’s Evening Standard colleague Dan Kilpatrick reporting at the time that Jose Mourinho was not keen to let him go.

Fast forward to this transfer window and it is Tottenham who are now trying to initiate business with Southampton.

Would Tanganga have been a good signing?

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According to The Telegraph, Danny Ings is the north London club’s top transfer target, while The Times claims they also want to sign central defender Jannik Vestergaard.

As far as doing a deal that could include Tanganga moving the other way goes, though, Rosser thinks it is highly unlikely.

“No, I think Spurs have got high hopes for Tanganga,” Rosser said when asked by TT if a potential swap deal could be on the cards.

“Saints went in with an offer in January and it was quickly knocked back by Tottenham and by Jose, who said they wanted to keep him there and play him.

“Unfortunately, he had an injury towards the end of the season which sort of slowed that down.”

Tanganga can play at centre-back, right-back and has even been used as a left-back on a few occasions. And at 22, he is only going to get better, so you can understand Tottenham’s reluctance to let the English youngster go.


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