Former player reveals why Spurs are the perfect fit for highly-rated defender

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Dom Le Roy

Michael Brown believes Tottenham is the perfect club for Japhet Tanganga continue his career at amidst reports that the North London putfit in advanced talks with the defender over a new contract.

The 20-year-old made his Premier League debut for Jose Mourinho’s side in the 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool in January.

He has since gone on to make a further five appearances in the top flight and has displayed maturity beyond his years with his displays.

Tanganga is said to be currently earning a salary in the region of £1,500 a week at the Champions League finalists with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2021 (Standard).

Football Insider revealed last month that Spurs had offered a new long-term contract to Tanganga which includes a significant pay rise to reward his impressive rise to the first team.

It was claimed that talks between both parties are bearing fruit and there was confidence that a deal is close to being reached.

Reacting to the news, Brown told Football Insider: “Young players coming through, you always try to get that fine line of continuing with your progress at a football club over money.

“The rewards might be bigger somewhere else but where is the best place, where can you develop to play football and I think Spurs is the perfect fit for him.

“You can see there’s no one really nailed on in the defensive network so what I think is good there is he’s got a great chance of playing games at the moment and that would be the advice I would give him.

“Where can you play week in, week out or get as many games as you can as a young player? At this moment, you would say Spurs would be that kind of fit for him.”

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While Tanganga certainly has a lot to learn, he seems to have all the attributes needed to become a top player. His emergence has no doubt saved us a considerable amount of funds in the transfer market. Let’s hope he carries on from where he left off and continues to develop as a defender.

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