Report: How much the potential obligation to buy Japhet Tanganga is worth

BBC Sport have revealed that Augsburg have a conditional obligation to buy Japhet Tanganga for €6m (£5.1m).

This afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that Tanganga had completed a season-long loan move to Augsburg, with the club confirming that there is a conditional obligation to buy attached to the deal.

According to, the Bundesliga club beat out Luton Town and Lyon to win the race for the Spurs academy graduate’s signature.

Japhet Tanganga on the ball
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Spurs get small loan fee for Japhet Tanganga

The publication explains that the German side will pay an initial loan fee of €1m (£860k) to Tottenham and that their option to buy the defender will become an obligation if he makes a certain number of appearances.

BBC Sport have now revealed that not only would Tanganga have to pay a certain number of matches but the club would also have to preserve their Bundesliga status for the deal to become an obligation.

In the event that Augsburg stay up and the 24-year-old plays the requisite number of matches over the course of the season, Spurs will be owed £5.1m for the centre-back

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Augsburg have not made a particularly good start to the season but they would fancy their chances of preserving their top-flight status. The big question is whether Tanganga can stay fit to play the required number of matches across the season.

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