Tottenham Hotspur Accept Galatasaray Loan Bid for Japhet Tanganga

Japhet Tanganga

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly accepted an offer from Galatasaray to take young defender Japhet Tanganga on loan, according to Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic.

The 22-year-old has struggled to nail down a place in the Spurs first team and could see his opportunities broaden in a move overseas. A potential deal would see the young defender move to Turkey for the 2021/22 campaign, with no option or obligation to buy clause in the contract.

Tottenham Hotspur Open to Loaning Japhet Tanganga to Galatasaray

Regular First Team Experience is Crucial for Japhet Tanganga

A loan move Galatasaray would undoubtedly push Tanganga out of his Tottenham comfort zone, but could ultimately shape him into what his true potential should be.

Despite still being of a young age, Tanganga is approaching a period where he needs to refine his game, and a loan to the Turkish Supergiants could achieve that. The England U21 international has spent a lot of time with the Spurs first team, but mostly on the periphery where several injuries have set back his development.

However, the report from The Athletic claims the defender is “not in a rush” to decide on whether to make the move to Turkey. Instead, Tanganga will reportedly bide his time in north London to see if he fits within Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans ahead of the season.

Spurs Defence is Taking Shape

Spurs have started to freshen up the defence with the departure of Toby Alderweireld to Qatari side Al-Duhail and are also looking to move on Davinson Sanchez, with Sevilla interested in the Colombian.

Although some gaps are appearing ahead of Tanganga, the report adds that should he not be guaranteed a healthy amount of match minutes, he would be open to securing a loan move. According to, Spurs would prefer the defender to remain much closer to home at a British side if possible.

For Tanganga, electing to fight for a place at Spurs this season may prove to be too much of a challenge. The imminent arrival of Cristian Romero from Atalanta will also not help his chances of progression, as the Argentinian will likely slot straight into the Spurs backline ahead of him.

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