Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga is attracting interest from Italy ahead of the new season, journalist Gianluigi Longari has revealed on Twitter.

Tanganga started last season in impressive fashion under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo, having put in a Man of the Match performance in the opening Premier League fixture against Manchester City.

Following Antonio Conte’s arrival in November, the England Under-21 international found himself in and out of the starting eleven before suffering injury.

Tanganga underwent surgery on his right knee in March which ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign (Spurs official).

The 23-year-old was linked with a move to AC Milan during the January transfer window, only for the deal to fail to materialise (The Sun).

Longari has claimed that both Inter Milan and Napoli have both made initial enquiries about the Spurs academy graduate but have not gone into any great detail at this stage.

SpursWeb Opinion

If Tanganga wants to play at centre half, it would be difficult to see how he would get regular game time ahead of Cristian Romero and Eric Dier, while he does not exactly fit the stereotypical style of an Antonio Conte wing-back.

If Spurs can get a decent fee, it would probably be in the best interests of both the club and Tanganga to part ways.


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