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‘… Close to completing’ Report claims Spurs’ next deal could include a buyback clause

By Harry Hotspur -

Japhet Tanganga’s Italian super-agent Roberto De Fanti has been a continuously busy boy this summer, keeping the notion that his boy could be on the move to Serie A. There has been a constant stream of suggestions that Italy is interested in him, and only in this Caughtoffside piece written by De Fanti himself, did we get what one might view as something a little closer to the truth.

Japhet has been niggled by a series of injuries and his game time last season, along with his career progression, was seriously hampered. The preseason will need to demonstrate the 23-year-old is in a position to take his next steps.

Today’s piece in the Mail Online believes that Tanganga is close to tying down a loan deal with AC Milan – one with an obligation to buy – which if accurate, would suggest that Spurs are not really fussed over the lad’s future.

For me, a move anywhere feels premature.

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Average Joe on Extraordinary Drugs
Average Joe on Extraordinary Drugs
15 days ago

Homegrown aside, I think he can go. The knee injury was a bad event for him, but I just do not think he is quite to the level required, and from his point of view, it would be very difficult to go through Conte’s sessions daily just to know that he won’t play.

I feel badly for Rodon in the same vein, although I have more faith in Rodon’s ability to eventually make himself valuable.

Tanganga had some very good moments in the beginning, but like KWP before him, he just seems physically limited. He could play for a lower or mid table squad, but his ceiling is below requirement for high European play, or for challenging the upper echelons of PL.

I would think Paratici could do better with him on this side of the North Sea.

at large
at large
15 days ago

Japh is 7th choice CB and 4th or 5th choice RB so if no other outgoings/injuries he’s not needed this season. If we can get someone better than he’s not needed after that.

Last edited 15 days ago by at large
Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid
16 days ago

Too small to be a Prem CB, and he’s not a wingback. Sell him.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
16 days ago

Loan move would be better

Jager
Jager
16 days ago

Like him a lot. Needs to play regularly.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
16 days ago

I’d rather sell and bring in new top class players, If we get a buy back clause then that’s good business…Ben has signed a new deal, he’s done well under Conte and always a pro squad player…
Still think we need a creative mid at the very least this transfer..

Sid+Trotter
Sid+Trotter
16 days ago

I would use butter on Tanganga and margarine on Zaniolo

coys1882
coys1882
16 days ago

A couple of years ago I would certainly have agreed with you H … however, as the famous old NFL quote goes …”The best ability is availability” … which unfortunately is where Tanganga has fallen by the wayside (and why, incidentally, we should NOT sign Zaniolo).

Ultimately, like Lamela, one has to face reality and ‘cut one’s losses’. Not to ‘blame’ him for his injuries, nevertheless you invest time and energy training the boy, who never lasts more than a few games. So eventually you must come to the conclusion that it’s not meant to be and better to part company.

Last edited 16 days ago by coys1882
Average Joe on Extraordinary Drugs
Average Joe on Extraordinary Drugs
15 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

I have to question whether Spurs’ medical staff is suspect. I distinctly recall Son’s hesitancy in going to them at all in the Amazon documentary. He knew they would pull him, and Mourinho also showed a distrust in them. To the point one of them had to do an interview to defend their role.

Some of the past players seem to have had an easy time getting the medical staff to be complicit with keeping them on the sidelines and out of training. See Lamela and GLC’s paths as compared to Son’s and Kane’s efforts in jumping right back in there asap.

I have no concrete proof, but the distrust on the documentary was certainly visible.

Kwakspur
Kwakspur
16 days ago

The last line in your post I think is on the money, which is why we want a buy-back clause in there, for when Maldini improves his game, like he’s done with Tomori, the ex-chelsea youngster.
I thought he looked decent for England a few weeks back.

Sandro
Sandro
16 days ago

A year ago Tanganga was MOM on the opening day v City – nullified Sterling and Grealish. I think there is a half decent player in there, but injuries have hampered his development.

Kwakspur
Kwakspur
16 days ago
Reply to  Sandro

I honestly believe his average form after his very good start has to do with injuries he’s had while trying to play through them.

I think this is the first time he’s been injury free since his debut.

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