Report reveals fee Spurs are demanding for Tanganga – More than first reported

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Japhet Tanganga
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CalcioMercatoWeb.it report that Tottenham Hotspur have told AC Milan any loan deal for Japhet Tanganga would have to include an obligatory buy clause of €25m (£21.2m).

Over the past week, plenty of contradictory reports have emerged regarding the negotiations between Milan and Spurs for Tanganga.

Gazzetta dello Sport (22/07/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness) claimed last Friday that while the two clubs had agreed the operation would cost €20m (£16.9m), the Serie A club wanted to sign the defender on loan with an option to buy, with Spurs insisting on an obligation.

However, the print edition of Corriere Dello Sport (23/07/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness) subsequently reported just the opposite.

The publication claimed that while Tottenham are open to the idea of loaning Tanganga out with an option to buy, an agreement on the figures of the deal is ‘evidently missing’ between the North London club and the Rossoneri.

CalcioMercatoWeb.it have now asserted that Fabio Paratici is pushing for an obligation to buy clause of €25m (£21.2m) to be included in a loan deal for the 23-year-old.

The report asserts that the Spurs managing director of football is expected to meet with the Milan hierarchy again next week, and an agreement between the parties is ‘far from impossible’.

Spurs Web Opinion

I do not think it would be the worst deal in the world for Spurs to agree on an option to buy Tanganga at €25m (£21.2m) rather than an obligation.

The defender will put himself on the shop window if he does well on loan at the San Siro next season, and so, even if Milan do not exercise the option next summer, there would likely be clubs ready to pay £20m-plus for the defender.

The only major risk in such a move would be Tanganga’s injury record as his value will drop steeply if he misses a significant chunk of the season through injury.

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