West Bromwich Albion are showing interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga, according to Steve Madeley of The Athletic.
West Bromwich Albion Showing Interest in Tottenham Defender Japhet Tanganga
Potential for a Busy Deadline Day
The Baggies could be in for a busy deadline day as Sam Allardyce looks to fend off the increasing threat of relegation.
Albion are currently 19th in the Premier League and have struggled defensively since the arrival of Allardyce in December. As a result, the former England boss has identified several targets, including the 21-year-old.
Allardyce has already made three signings this window, with Robert Snodgrass joining from West Ham United, Andy Lonergan joining from Stoke City and Mbaye Diagne joining on loan from Galatasaray.
However, they are likely to strengthen further on the final day of the transfer window. Midfielder Okay Yokuslu is set to join on loan from Celta Vigo until the end of the season, while a deal for Tanganga could still be completed.
Tottenham Career so Far
The 21-year-old has made seven appearances for Spurs this season, although all of them have come in cup competitions.
After a successful start to his Tottenham career, Tanganga is yet to nail down a place in the starting line-up under Jose Mourinho. He arrived with plenty of promise in the first-team, filling in at right-back in his debut against Liverpool, despite predominantly being a central defender.
However, speaking to Football.London, the defender believes that injuries have halted his progress in the first-team.
He said: “The injuries haven’t been bad in terms of length – okay, the back was about four months – but the others have been four or five weeks, a couple of weeks for the shoulder, but you end up missing a lot of football, you lose that bit of momentum and you have to get back into your rhythm. That’s tough, but it’s part of the game.
“Now, I’m working hard to try and get back into the team. Hopefully, I’ll get another chance soon. I feel fit, I feel good, physically strong and ready to go. That’s where I see myself at the moment.”
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