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Italian football journalist gives update on AC Milan’s pursuit of Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga
By Eddie Razo -

Over the past few days, AC Milan has been in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over defender Japhet Tanganga. The Serie A club wants to add a defender before the January window closes in less than two weeks. 

According to Calciomercato.com Daniele Longo, ‘will not let him go’ until Monday, presumably because they have an important game away at Leicester City and an even bigger clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

Milan is talking to the north London club about a loan agreement, but Tottenham would like guarantees on the obligation to buy. The current asking price is about €25-million, but the two parties can negotiate the fee given that the 22-year-old doesn’t seem like a significant part of manager Antonio Conte’s plans. 

When it comes to the other names that the Italian club is looking at, along with Tanganga, are Sven Botman, Gleison Bremer, Eric Bailly, Nathan Aké, Attila Szalai, and Abdou Diallo. It will be interesting to see whether Milan and Tottenham can work out a deal over the next few days. 

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Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
3 months ago

He’s not good enough for a team chasing top 4.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago

Tanganga has played 22 league games for Spurs and only 42 games in total. Most young players don’t turn the corner as a professional until they have played around 100 games. Danny Rose was in a very similar position to Tanganga when he broke through under AVB. I remember Judas being a bit ropey for a season or two in the early stages of his Spurs tenure too.

I would prefer Tanganga to be loaned for a season before we decide to sell. If he gets a chance playing first team football somewhere, in back to back games, he may develop into a very good player. I love his aggression and commitment. You can’t coach that.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

Learning the basics in The Premier League is not on. Not for a team that wants Champions League football.

Yes any player can grow and improve but if you haven’t mastered the basic art of defending and passing under pressure I don’t know what you’re doing there.

eddie
eddie
3 months ago

If Milan are really interested in those other defenders mentioned then Japh is going nowhere.They are better players with more experience and would represent much better value for money even if they are more expensive.

I’m afraid Japh’s niavety has shone through this season in particular and he looks to have reached his plateau.Shame as he is an academy product,allbeit world class [sarc].

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
3 months ago

If you can’t deal with a team that presses and you panic on the ball it’s hard to see a future in the Premier League for him.

Dino
Dino
3 months ago

Kurt Zouma did alright….😏

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