The Lowdown: Tanganga U-turn after dazzling City show…
Tottenham faced off against Premier League champions Man City on the opening Premier League weekend and Nuno Espirito Santo’s men pulled off a brilliant 1-0 win.
Tanganga in particular impressed in one-on-one displays against the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish on that side, drawing praise from Nuno who labelled him ‘huge‘.
This prompted a major U-turn from Nuno and Tottenham who are now set to keep the 22-year-old in north London for 2021/2022, coming after they were originally ‘set’ to loan him out (Football Insider).
The Latest: Hutton left in awe of U-turn…
Reacting to this news and Tanganga’s performance against the Sky Blues, former Spurs defender Hutton has been left in awe of the ‘unbelievable’ U-turn and ‘unbelievable’ display against City.
“He has probably saved them a lot more than a couple of million,” he said to Football Insider.
“It wasn’t long ago that we were talking about him going out on loan. This is unbelievable and just shows you how football can change within a week.
“I’ve always thought he was a brilliant one-on-one defender, that’s his main strength.
“When he comes up against Sterling and Grealish, two of the best players in the league, he has more than held his own. He was unbelievable.”
The Verdict: So long Tomiyasu?
Spurs are reportedly continuing the chase for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, despite the fact he is almost a carbon copy of Tanganga in terms of his versatility as a right-back and centre-half.
Both are exactly the same age as well, potentially leaving some to wonder why Tottenham need to sign the Japan international after all with Tanganga’s reemergence.
One of the main arguments you could make is against the Englishman’s injury record considering it isn’t exactly spotless from last season (Transfermarkt) – but there is reason to believe that Spurs may not need to bring in Tomiyasu.
Perhaps managing director Fabio Paratici would be better spent reinvesting that money in bolstering Tottenham’s attacking areas?
In other news: Offer incoming: Levy now readying Spurs bid to sign ‘amazing’ player who Nuno personally wants, find out more here.
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