Report: Spurs player could become a target for two Serie A clubs after rule change

Tottenham Hotspur central defender Japhet Tanganga could become a transfer target for two Serie A clubs this summer, according to the Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport.

The report highlights the change in rule which will now see British and Swiss players be treated as European Union (EU) citizens in Italy following a request made by Serie A, allowing Italian teams to free up space to sign non-EU players.

Japhet Tanganga kicks the ball
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Tanganga could be back of interest to Serie A clubs

Italian clubs are only permitted to register two non-EU players each season, but could now look to target more players from the United Kingdom to bolster their squads, now the new rule has come into force for the season ahead.

As a result, Tanganga could now become a target for AC Milan and Atalanta, with his future at Tottenham increasingly in doubt.

Football.London claimed back in May that the academy graduate could look to leave Tottenham this summer and has been previously linked with a move to Serie A.

Last summer, Tanganga was strongly linked with a loan move to AC Milan, however, an agreement couldn’t be reached on a potential future transfer fee (Football.London).

Corriere Dello Sport (27/7/23)

Tanganga made just seven appearances in all competitions for Tottenham last season, having found first team opportunities hard to come by under Antonio Conte, Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason with the likes of Eric Dier, Cristian Romero and even Davinson Sanchez ahead of him in the central defensive pecking order (transfermarkt).

SpursWeb Opinion

Tanganga caught the eye on his Premier League debut against Liverpool while Jose Mourinho was in charge, however, unfortunately a series of injuries hampered his development and chance at a regular first-team place and struggles with consistency after long spells watching on from the sidelines.

A move to Italy or the likes of Luton Town is exactly what he needs to get his career back on track.

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