Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Lilywhites defender Japhet Tanganga and his future at the north London club.
This comes after Gold made an appearance on a recent live video from Football.london where he discussed a number of topics concerning the club.
On the subject of Tanganga and his future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Gold had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I think Spurs – and apologies for people who get very bored by this – but Spurs have to keep an eye on the homegrown numbers and the non-locally trained players, so I think they’d be mad to let Tanganga go.
“They had a lot of interest in him, I think it was the [last] January window, wasn’t it, in terms of loan moves; I think Southampton were very interested in him.
“The only way I can see him going out is if they bring in someone who clearly knocks him down the pecking order and Spurs think they can get a decent lump fee for him which they could then put towards transfers.”
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Japhet Tanganga and his future at Spurs…
With Tanganga being Tottenham’s youngest centre-back that they currently have in their squad, and the fact that his current contract doesn’t expire until 2025, it doesn’t seem likely, in our view, that the club would be looking to sell the defender this summer unless a massive transfer fee is offered to them.
What should Spurs do with Tanganga this summer?
Keep him in the squad for next season
Loan him out
Also, with Toby Alderweireld previously being linked with a move away from the club this summer, it would make sense for them to keep hold of Tanganga in case the Belgian leaves.