Report: ‘Seriously good’ Tottenham youngster could join Juventus
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Report: 'Seriously good' Tottenham youngster could join Juventus

Juventus are considering a swap deal involving Japhet Tanganga as Antonio Conte sets his sights on bringing Dejan Kulusevski to Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window, according to a report from Calciomercato.It.

Kulusevski seems to have been linked with a move to Spurs for some time, with his asking price set at £29.2 million. He has only made four starts in Serie A this term. Meanwhile, he has appeared off the bench on 13 occasions.

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Calciomercato.It suggests Conte is trying a thousand ways to get the winger through the door. The Old Lady have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Giovani Lo Celso.

But it would appear that Spurs may have more luck with a bid involving Tanganga. The report suggests that Juventus are weighing up a move for the defender.


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They are not the only Serie A side keen on Tanganga. AC Milan are also admirers of the 22-year-old. And Calciomercato.It reports that his agent is speaking to both clubs.

Interestingly, the report adds that Tanganga has given a move to Italy the green light.

Of course, Tottenham will have their own thoughts about selling the academy graduate. The report suggests that they would want more than £15 million. But obviously, Conte’s desire to land Kulusevski may tempt him to consider a more ruthless decision.

Tottenham swapping Japhet Tanganga would add to pressure on Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski

Tanganga leaving would likely divide the Tottenham fanbase somewhat. There have been times when he has looked like a revelation. He was outstanding in their opening day win over Manchester City, with Garth Crooks labelling his performance ‘seriously good‘.

There may be some who welcome the move. Kulusevski looks to be a real talent. And Tanganga has not exactly established himself as a regular starter under Conte. He turns 23 in March.

Having said that, Kulusevski is yet to really kick on with Juve either. So it would still be risky to let Tanganga go in a swap deal.

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