Everton-Tottenham link continues with new man loan request

Everton had made a request to loan Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga this summer, according to Gianluigi Longari.

The 23-year-old defender is in high demand with competition from the Premier League and Serie A, and the Italian option is apparently an intriguing prospect for him.

Following the sale of Richarlison to North London, there have been repeated links over other players, with Frank Lampard believed to be interested in Harry Winks and Steven Bergwijn ahead of the latter’s move to Ajax.

Spurs are still believed to want young star Anthony Gordon to go the other way as well, and now Tanganga’s latest name has been added.

Sport Italia journalist Longari reported on Twitter who AC Milan and Napoli are following closely while Southampton have also made an approach for a loan deal.

The Toffees are looking for another defender following the departure of Jonjoe Kenny, who turned down a new contract to move to Hertha Berlin.

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The young Englishman is on the periphery of the capital side but has made 43 senior appearances since joining the first team three seasons ago.

It would be a surprise if the rest of the summer window goes by with no further business between Everton and Spurs.

This seems like a solid choice for Lampard, but with such a passionate pursuit for the player, it may not be where the club are willing to put the best deal on the table.

Nathan Patterson has been strongly tipped to be a key player in the new season by former Blue Pat Nevin, so the starting position on the right side should be locked.

And with club captain Seamus Coleman still there, it’s not like there was a glaring hole, but the manager appreciated Kenny’s versatility and Tanganga is capable of playing full-back and centre-back.

James Tarkowski is the main finish in the middle, but if Yerry Mina were to continue, there would be need for more help there.

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