Every year there are breakout stars in the Premier League and across Europe. It looks like Tottenham may have one of them on their books, though, in the form of young Japhet Tanganga.
Four big matches on the road for Japhet Tanganga this summer. He's done very well. His contract was up this summer before he signed a new one-year deal. Will be interesting to see whether he's earned himself some first team minutes in the cups & then another deal or a loan move.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) July 31, 2019
The 20-year-old centre-back has shone for the Lilywhites in pre-season, playing a part in all of the club’s four games so far this summer, and he capped it off by showing his bottle against Bayern Munich as he stepped up to take a penalty in the Audi Cup final shoot-out.
Tanganga isn’t the only one who’s impressed in pre-season. Harvey White, Jack Roles, George Marsh and Troy Parrott have all won plaudits for their performances, but Tanganga could have won himself a spot in the senior squad for his displays, and he certainly wouldn’t look out of place in the cup squad at Spurs.
You can read the fans’ thoughts on Tanganga’s pre-season performances here…
He looks phenomenal and ready for proper football in the team. Some of the stuff he showed is what you expect from experienced pros.
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) July 31, 2019
Seriously. I thought he’s been the shinning light. Also head and shoulders above CCV who signed a long term contract last summer
— Keith Brockway (@zestein) July 31, 2019
I really like him. Very composed on ball.
— LJohnson (@lazqetjohnson) July 31, 2019
Need to keep a hold of this lad. Looked solid throughout. Big 7 days coming up. We need some more strength in depth.
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards_11) July 31, 2019
@Tayler91Edwards looks like. Real talent surely can’t go for free
— trevornorthan (@trevornorthan19) July 31, 2019
He’s been immense! Fair play to the lad
— Lewis-Joe Michaels (@LewisYiddo) July 31, 2019
I don’t think I saw him make one mistake in all four games. Really impressed.
— Gary Hunnable (@hunners85) July 31, 2019
The Lilywhites love the look of their young defender and will be desperate to see Tanganga star in the first-team when the season starts after his barnstorming pre-season.