According to his agent, Roberto De Fanti, Japhet Tanganga has had two transfers to Italy fall through in the last year, one of which was blocked by Antonio Conte.
Despite being a product of the club’s academy, Japhet Tanganga does not appear to have advanced to the level that Tottenham Hotspur would have hoped. Under both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, the defender was a minor player.
Tanganga got his big chance at Spurs thanks to the former, but his opportunities were severely curtailed under Conte.
The problem is, the 24-year-old is currently injured so has yet to feature for the Bundesliga outfit, but he is due back in the near future.
Tanganga had two moves fall through in recent years
De Fanti has recently spoken to TuttoMercatoWeb about Tanganga and the reasons why he is not currently playing for an Italian team.
“His arrival [in Torino] was linked to an exit,” stated De Fanti. The talks began when [Alessandro] Buongiorno was about to leave for Atalanta. [Davide] Vagnati has always had a soft spot for Tanganga, a defender who debuted for Mourinho and also played for Conte, who vetoed his departure to AC Milan in 2022.
“However, because Buongiorno did not travel to Atalanta, the negotiations fell through.” Finally, we agreed on a loan with a redemption clause to Augsburg, a German club that is eager to sign Premier League players.”
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I feel bad for Tanganga, who was never given a fair chance at Spurs but was also not permitted to leave. Hopefully, he can get back into shape as quickly as possible and demonstrate his abilities at Augsburg.