Report: Tottenham have agreed £17m transfer deal around 'amazing' player but Levy hasn't green-lit deal just yet
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Report: Tottenham have agreed £17m transfer deal around 'amazing' player but Levy hasn't green-lit deal just yet

Tottenham have agreed a deal with AC Milan to sell Japhet Tanganga for around £17m, but the deal has yet to get the green-light from Daniel Levy.

A report from Gazzetta dello Sport over this weekend claims a fee has been agreed between Spurs and Milan to see Tanganga move to Italy, although there remains sticking points in the deal.

The Daily Mail has added further context to the deal today, adding that while the fee is agreed, the initial move will be a loan one for Tanganga. However, Fabio Paratici has insisted on an obligation to buy from Milan, rather than just an option.

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But there remains sticking points, namely over the terms of the deal and payment structure. Milan have already had troubles getting deals over the line this summer, and saw Newcastle United pinch Sven Botman when a move for the Dutch defender seemed all but done.

For the ‘amazing‘ Tanganga, a move to Milan gives him a fresh start and a chance to get his career going again. He’ll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow young Englishman Fikayo Tomori, who has excelled in Italy since making the move from Chelsea.

TBR’s View: Tanganga Can Shine For Milan

This will go one of two ways for the Italian champions but if they do get Tanganga playing well then a £17m fee is a massive bargain really.

For Tottenham, they run the risk of losing a top young defender for a smaller fee than they might have imagined when he broke into the team a few seasons ago. But under Antonio Conte, Tanganga is simply not featuring and with so many new players being signed, there were always going to be outgoings.

Tanganga has a big chance here to really kick start his career.

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