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The Tottenham player who should feel aggrieved if Jerome Boateng signs

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The Tottenham player who should feel aggrieved if Jerome Boateng signs

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a move for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.

According to Sport Bild, the north Londoners are in a three-way battle with Arsenal and Chelsea about a possible free transfer for the centre-back next summer.

Bayern are happy to let Boateng depart, although it is thought the player would like to extend his nine-year stay at the Allianz Arena.

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Boateng, 32, has won a host of trophies with the Bavarian juggernaut, but it can be argued the player’s peak years are long behind him.

It remains to be seen if Spurs will actually make a move, but there is one player who can surely feel a little aggrieved if the club do move to bring him in.

Japhet Tanganga has kind of been forgotten having made just one appearance in 2020/21.

 

The 21-year-old has been nursing a thigh injury and has faded into the shadows as a result.

TBR’s View – Boateng could be barrier to regular minutes for Tanganga

Jose Mourinho has often sung Tanganga’s praises.

He called him ‘fantastic’ after his Premier League debut against Liverpool (via Bleacher Report) and in February he said that he believed in him a lot (BBC Sport).

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Last term Mourinho trusted £25,000-a-week star Tanganga (Spotrac) on a number of occasions to play out of position over the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose, further suggesting how much he likes him.

If Mourinho went and landed Boateng, a man who has had injury problems and is past his peak, Tanganga would have reason to feel a tad disappointed given the glowing way his manager has previously spoken about him.

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