Report: Spurs want to loan out ex-Celtic target Japhet Tanganga to another British club
Spurs want to send exciting youngster Japhet Tanganga out on loan to a UK-based club this summer, according to football.london.
The report claims that Tottenham have received an offer from Turkish outfit Galatasaray. However, it’s said that the North London club want the Englishman to remain in Britain this year to aid his development.
The likes of Burnley and Southampton have been credited with an interest by Sky Sports. It’s claimed there that the centre-back would prefer to stay in the English Premier League if possible.
Celtic, of course, were linked with a move last summer. That was until Jose Mourinho reportedly shut off the idea of him leaving [Daily Record].
Yet despite being kept on, the defender would only feature 13 times for Spurs last season. With Nuno Espirito Santo coming in, however, it appears a temporary departure could be back on the cards.
Spurs ready to loan out Japhet Tanganga; Celtic could do worse than ask him the question
I know, many of you will likely be rolling your eyes. After all, it’s another loan isn’t it? If we can avoid it, we should really be looking to ensure we have as little of those as possible. It’s counter-productive when it comes to building a squad for the long-term.
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However, Tanganga has proven himself to be a dominant option when in action for Spurs. He can play anywhere across the back four and has adapted easily to English Premier League football.
He would also be a massive upgrade on last season’s summer centre-back signing from the EPL, Shane Duffy. Tanganga has also shown he has pace to his game too, something that Celtic could seriously use given the qualities Kris Ajer had before leaving for Brentford.
Back in April, Mourinho identified Tanganga as a player he trusts in the state of an emergency. A player he believes can play anywhere in his defence [football.london]. High praise indeed given the calibre of manager.
And Celtic can’t be waiting until the last minute to do a deal this summer either. This is a deal that would suit all parties and give us a huge boost in terms of strength in depth.
If Tanganga wants to stay in the EPL then fair enough. But if Celtic don’t ask the question, we’ll never know if we could’ve had this exciting young talent in our hands.