Everton enter Japhet Tanganga chase

Everton are reportedly interested in signing 24-year-old Tottenham Hotspur utility man Japhet Tanganga this summer.

A report from Inter Live claims that Everton are keen on signing Japhet Tanganga. The 24-year-old Tottenham defender is also a target for Luton Town, who lead the race to sign him. So it remains to be seen whether the Toffees can secure an agreement with the North London club.

Tanganga struggled for regular game time at Tottenham last season, and he is unlikely to be a key player for Ange Postecoglou this season. It makes sense for the 24-year-old defender to move on and get his career back on track with regular football at another club. The player has been linked with a move to Inter Milan as well.

Everton were quite vulnerable defensively last season, and they will have to tighten up at the back if they want to avoid another relegation battle. The Toffees have been fighting for survival over the last two seasons, and they will look to do better this season. Someone like Tanganga could definitely help them improve defensively.

The 24-year-old will be desperate for regular game time, and he will be determined to showcase his qualities at Goodison Park if the transfer goes through. Tanganga was highly rated at Tottenham when Jose Mourinho was in charge. He was expected to develop into a key player for the Tottenham first team.

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However, things have not gone according to plan and he has struggled to assert himself under the previous manager Antonio Conte. The versatile defender is capable of operating as a right-back as well as a central defender. His versatility will be an added bonus for Everton if they can secure his services.

Given his situation at Tottenham, it is fair to assume that he could be available for a reasonable price this summer. The player is likely to be tempted to join Everton if they can provide him with game-time assurances. Recent reports have also linked Luton Town with the utility man. And Inter Live suggests the Hatters are the front-runners to secure his services.

Meanwhile, Spurs have already signed Micky van de Ven and Ashley Phillips this summer. Tanganga has clearly fallen further down the pecking order, and the two parties should look to go separate ways before the summer transfer window closes.

The 24-year-old is still quite young, and he could fulfil his potential with regular game time and coaching in the coming seasons. If he can live up to the expectations at Everton, he might keep the opportunity to play for a big club once again in the future.

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