Kicker report this morning that Tottenham Hotspur may consider recalling Japhet Tanganga from Augsburg.
The 24-year-old joined the Bundesliga club on loan in the summer, but is yet to make an appearance for Augsburg. The Englishman took longer than planned to recover from an injury and although reportedly training well, hasn’t been an option for the first team so far as we head into December.
Following the dismissal of Enrico Maaßen and appointment of Jess Thorup, Augsburg have now switched to a back four which further limits Tanganga’s chances with currently six players fighting for two positions.
Jeff Gouweleeuw and Felix Uduokhai are considered starters with Maximilian Bauer providing cover. Patric Pfeiffer, who joined the club in the summer from Augsburg, is also considered an option with both Tanganga and Frederik Winther currently the fifth and sixth choices.
Tanganga was injured for the first seven Bundesliga games, made the bench against Köln on November 4 but hasn’t made the matchday squad since. Likely unhappy with his playing time, Tottenham Hotspur would probably consider terminating the player’s loan in January.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder