Reporter Michael Bridge told Sky Sports News (16/08/21 at 13:10) that defender Japhet Tanganga ‘wasn’t keen’ on leaving Tottenham Hotspur this transfer window.
Bridge explained that ‘Galatasaray were heavily linked’ and that ‘Spurs were considering it’.
The 22-year-old was outstanding at right-back against Manchester City in Spurs’ last Premier League game, where he was handed the start ahead of Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier.
He was sound defensively and thwarted the threats of Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling well, so much so that he was given man-of-the-match.
Before the season started, it was reported that Tottenham had accepted a loan proposal for Tanganga from Turkish side Galatasaray.
However, it appears there has been a U-turn at the club, with a more recent report suggesting that Nuno has changed his mind after witnessing Tanganga’s wonderful performance against Man City.
If Bridge is to be believed, it appears that Tanganga never wanted to leave, even though Tottenham were considering it.
He said: “Fantastic performance by Tanganga. Nulfying Jack Grealish. Nulfying Raheem Sterling. It was really some performance.
“Earlier this summer, Galatasaray were heavily linked with him. They wanted him on a season-long loan. Spurs were considering it.
“I am told Tanganga wasn’t keen on going. He wanted to stay and it looks to me he has a great future at Tottenham.”
Even before Man City, it felt strange to loan Tanganga out given how light Spurs are of quality in his position. He is ready now to be a first-team player and the last Spurs should be doing is loaning him out – he is ready.
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