Speaking to TUTTOmercatoWEB, Roberto De Fanti, the agent of Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga, has refused to rule out a temporary move away for the player before August 31.
The Lowdown: Tanganga wows against the champions…
The Englishman put on a stellar display at home to Manchester City on the opening weekend of Premier League action, nullifying the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish on his side.
This prompted reports of a transfer U-turn from Nuno Espirito Santo with Football Insider claiming Spurs were set to keep him in the first team for 2021/2022.
Now, Tanganga’s own agent has come out and hinted he could still go out on loan with ‘days before the market closes’.
The Latest: Agent refuses to rule out Tanganga move away…
De Fanti, speaking in an interview with TUTTOmercatoWEB, has refused to rule out the possibility of a temporary move away for the 22-year-old before deadline day.
“We have received many proposals for the dry loan because Tottenham firmly believes in the player and does not want to grant a sale,” the agent explained.
“The market is constantly evolving, already two years ago he had to be loaned and then [José] Mourinho made him one of the pillars of his defence before Covid.
“There are still days before the market closes, we will see what happens. He comes from a great recognition, that is man of the match on the occasion of the last match [against City].”
The Verdict: Keep him…
The youngster could be a real asset for Nuno over the Portuguese tactician’s debut season in charge of Spurs.
Lauded as an ‘excellent player’ by Tottenham legend Gary Mabbutt (FootballFanCast), Tanganga could save the Lilywhites money on investing in a new right-back.
Tottenham target Takehiro Tomiyasu is a very similar young player considering he can also act as a right-back and centre-half when called upon.
Given Tanganga’s presence, managing director Fabio Paratici may not have to swoop for an addition on that side after all – so we believe loaning him out certainly wouldn’t be in Nuno’s best interests.
In other news: Offer incoming: Levy readying Spurs bid to sign ‘amazing’ player who Nuno personally wants, find out more here.
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