Nottingham Forest interested in Japhet Tanganga from Tottenham Hotspur


According to the report, Nottingham Forest are keen on a move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga before the Sept,1 transfer deadline. He could become their 17th signing of the season.

Steve Cooper’s side have added 16 first-team players during this transfer window, with a total cost of more than £150m. Nottingham Forest could take their summer spending fee beyond £170million after adding Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga to their target lists.

However, Forest are seeking more targets to reinforce their squad, and they have explored a move for Tanganga as a replacement for Moussa Niakhate, who have suffered a thigh injury during the 1-0 victory over West Ham.

The 23-year-old had a decent start with a total of 19 appearances, including 11 of those coming in the Premier League last season. But a serious knee injury in February forced him on the sidelines, and he has yet to make an appearance for the club since.

Now, Tanganga is facing fierce competition for a place in Antonio Conte’s preferred line-up. With Clement Lenglet joining Antonio Conte’s squad this season, Tanganga was further down the pecking order. Spurs have spent a huge sum in the market this summer and are now looking to sell players to balance their books.

Besides the Forest, AC Milan are also linked to Tanganga’s move. However, A move to Forest will likely give him more playing time as compared to a move to Milan.

With less than a week left before the transfer window closes, it will be wise for all parties to make a decision as soon as possible.

Spurs will compete against Forest this Sunday. It remains to be seen which side Tanganga finally sits.