Tottenham Hotspur academy product Japhet Tanganga is attracting a lot of interest this summer. And in the latest update, Reporting by Gianluigi Longari that AC Milan will act for him next week.
Tanganga could decide to leave Spurs this summer if he fails to work his way into Conte’s plans for next season. And the defender doesn’t seem to be short of options should he decide to move on.
The England International U21 has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks, with the Daily Express reporting he has attracted interest from AC Milan and Bournemouth, but Conte wants to monitor the player before deciding on his fate.
Newcastle United also reportedly wanted to borrow the 23-year-old on a season-long loan, with an obligation to buy the player.
AC Milan plans to move next week
But in the latest update, Gianluigi Longari claims that “new contacts” are planned next week between AC Milan and Tottenham.
The reporter says the Serie A champions want to understand what Spurs want for Tanaganga. He also states that La Liga side Valencia are interested in the Spurs man.
Translated the tweet reads: “New contacts planned next week between Milan and Tottenham to understand the possible costs of Tanganga. Operation possible in loan with redemption. For the player also a survey of Valencia.
It comes after Di Marzio announced just over a week ago that Milan have the defender in their sights.
If the reports are true, Tanganga has plenty of options on the table should he decide to leave Spurs for regular playing time.
He struggled to find a starting spot at Tottenham, mainly because his progress was hampered by injuries. The defender was sidelined from February for the rest of last season after picking up a knee injury.
TBR POV: Conte may be forced to make a decision sooner than expected
Tanganga is currently in South Korea with the Spurs squad on their pre-season tour and Conte would like to take a close look at him before deciding to sell him.
But if the Italian champions arrive with a decent offer for the defender, the Spurs boss could be forced to make a decision sooner than he expected.
The Englishman is now 23 and will be keen to play and play regular first-team football. If Conte and Spurs can’t offer him that, Tanganga might decide it’s time to move on and follow in the footsteps of former Chelsea player Fikayo Tomori.
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