Tottenham Loan Decision – Japhet Tanganga
After two seasons in and around the first-team without regular minutes, it seems almost inconceivable that Japhet Tanganga would now go out on loan. However, his development has certainly slowed and where Tanganga will ultimately fall in the pecking order remains to be seen.
What is clear is that new coach Santo believes Tanganga is a center-half, not a fullback, which may present an opportunity. Both Juan Foyth and Toby Alderweireld have already been sold and rumors swirl about other center-backs on the team – Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez. If either Dier or Sanchez is moved it would seem like Tottenham need cover at the position.
Tanganga needs experience but do Spurs need cover?
Unlike Skipp and Sessegnon who are not currently rumored to be on the move via a loan, Tanganga is. Over the last week the idea of Tanganga moving to Turkey has come up with a bid apparently received from Turkish giants Galatasaray. However, it seems unlikely Spurs are going to let Tanganga go to Turkey but a loan – again depending on what happens with the defense – may be a good idea.
Ultimately, when Tottenham does finally sign a couple of defenders, it will mean it is time to send Tanganga on loan and let him get the playing time he so desperately needs. That he has to wait for signings is too bad for him settling in elsewhere but such is life playing at Tottenham.