Report: Nuno makes U-turn on potential exit for Tottenham man

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly pulled the plug on any potential loan move for Japhet Tanganga this month (Football Insider). 

There were reports suggesting that the 22-year-old academy graduate was set for a loan away this upcoming season with Tottenham accepting a proposal from Turkish side Galatasaray. 

However, Football Insider have now revealed that new manager Nuno Espirito Santo has made a U-turn such a move, pulling the plug after Tottenham’s opening-day win against Manchester City.

This means that the 22-year-old will now compete for a starting place under Nuno and potentially become a key member of the squad.

Tanganga started at right-back ahead of Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier against Man City and was excellent throughout, constantly preventing threats from Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling which earned him a deserved man-of-the-match award.

Up to now, the defender has struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular. He has only played 25 matches in all competitions since making his debut for the club in the 2019/2020 season.

SpursWeb Opinion 

Tanganga was absolutely phenomenal against Man City – it was one of the best defensive displays in a Tottenham shirt I have ever seen.

The right-back slot is absolutely his for the moment. It is now his time to shine, he does not need to be loaned at all.

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  1. That is fantastic news. I couldn’t agree more. If he keeps playing like that AND remains fit, he could turn out to be one of our best players!


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