Report: Spurs want to include buy-back clause if they end up selling player

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Tottenham are looking to include a buy-back clause in Japhet Tanganga’s contract ahead of his proposed loan move to AC Milan, according to CalcioMercato (as relayed by SportWitness).

The report states Spurs and Milan are working to find an agreement for the 23-year-old defender with a meeting scheduled this week to carve out the structure of the deal. 

It is said that AC Milan are interested in a loan, but with a potential option to buy, although Spurs would then want a ‘counter’ buy-back clause.

Although it does not mention any specific figures behind the deal or the proposed buy-back option, it notes Tanganga’s representatives will meet with the Rosonneri to look through the final details. 

CalcioMercato recently reported that Milan identified Tanganga as a target to partner Fikayo Tomori in defence but would only be interested in a simple loan deal with no add-ons (Corriere dello Sport). 

The England youth international burst onto the scene for Spurs two years ago but has since struggled to cement a place in the first team. 

A knee injury restricted him to just 11 Premier League appearances last season (Transfermarkt) with his campaign curtailed in March after undergoing surgery. 

Despite speculation linking him with a move away from North London, Tanganga has been a part of Antonio Conte’s pre-season preparations and featured for Spurs during their tour of South Korea. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Tanganga appeared to be the next big thing for Spurs when he burst onto the scene but injuries really haven’t helped his cause. 

A move to Italy and to a historic team like Milan would suit him nicely and the fact Spurs could be looking to include a buy-back could suggest that they aren’t ready to move on from him entirely.

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