Japhet Tanganga is keen to remain at Tottenham despite talks over a new contract stalling, according to the Athletic.

The young centre-back established himself as a first-team option before the coronavirus-induced break, with Jose Mourinho often picking him over more experienced defenders.

However, Tanganga is yet to play since the restart because of a stress fracture in his back, though he has been on the bench in each of the last two matches and could play a part against Leicester City on Sunday – depending on Serge Aurier’s availability.

Regardless of Tanganga’s impact this term, it seems there are ongoing difficulties when it comes to his future.

The Athletic claims the 21-year-old wants a bigger pay increase than Spurs are currently offering. The Londoners are apparently willing to up his weekly wages from £1,000 to £15,000.

Both player and club want to come to an agreement, with Tanganga keen to stick around and Tottenham eager for him to stay. Only time will tell whether that happens.

Tanganga would certainly be a useful option next season as he is able to play at centre-back and fill in at right-back or left-back.



  1. Tango can play anywhere along the back four and also defensive midfield, give him what he wants, buying another player will cost more in the long term, Levy will not fork out money because he is a tight tnuc. I hate the man


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