Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho faces an exodus of players in the summer.
Mourinho is aware he needs to boost his defence ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season.
According to The Sun, the Portuguese is keen to sign PSG captain Thiago Silva for free. Paris Saint-Germain recently announced that Silva and Edinson Cavani will leave the club after the Champions League has finished.
Naturally, this latest development could benefit Japhet Tanganga.
At 35 years of age, it could be argued that Silva’s best years are behind him.
His contract with the French giants will run out at the end of the month and PSG are unwilling to offer him an extension.
However, the Brazilian has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon, playing 6 games in the Champions League this season, making 1.5 tackles per game, averaging 1.3 interceptions, and completing 3.5 clearances on average (WhoScored).
In comparison, Tanganga has been one of the few positive talking points in a difficult season for the Lilywhites. He has played in a variety of positions across the back line and impressed backroom staff during his debut against Liverpool.
Despite his best efforts, Spurs have alarmingly conceded more goals in the Premier League than Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United at the time of writing.
Mourinho is in the market for a new centre-back as he bids to fix his team’s defensive frailties.
Although Tanganga will likely save the club millions in the future if he can maintain his impressive form, he is still at the beginning of his career and would be able to pick up tips and tricks from the Brazil skipper.
The combination of Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, which has been watertight in the past, has faltered this season, and with the former clearly on his way out the door, there is room for another veteran to take his place in the squad.
Therefore, his experience at the top levels of the game could prove vital as Spurs look to challenge for trophies next season, and he would surely be a shrewd signing to make if the board can convince him to take a pay cut.
However, the report adds Daniel Levy may baulk at his wage demands, which are worth roughly £350k-a-week. It is hard to imagine the chairman will be willing to splash the cash on salaries, as the club have borrowed £175m from the Bank of England to cover the costs of the pandemic.
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