Tottenham Hotspur are remaining firm on their demands involving transfer offers for centre-back Japhet Tanganga, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, the 23-year-old is waiting on further developments from AC Milan amid fresh interest from Serie A rivals AS Roma.
Following the arrival of Clement Lenglet at Hotspur Way, the Englishman’s minutes at the north London club have come under threat, with playing time an uncertainty under manager Antonio Conte.
Therefore, according to reports, the defender previously reached an agreement in principle with Milan, amid fears of falling down the pecking order at Spurs.
Romano has shared an update regarding Tanganga’s transfer status at Tottenham, amid heavy interest from Italy.
Although a loan move has been touted this summer, it appears that Fabio Paratici and co have other ideas in order to let the centre-back leave before September’s deadline.
Taking to Twitter, the reliable journalist claimed: “Spurs are still asking for mandatory buy clause to let Japhet Tanganga leave this summer.”
As such, it is understandable that the 6 foot 1 powerhouse may want to undertake a new challenge elsewhere, in search of regular first-team football.
Given his huge potential, for which he has been hailed “quick, very calm [and] incredible physically” by Simon Brundish, a sports science consultant for the Football Association, it would be a shame to see Tanganga waste his talents sitting on the Lilywhites’ bench.
Therefore, if Tottenham do receive an adequate offer before the September 1 deadline, they should not stand in his way in the likely event that he chooses to leave.
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