Japhet Tanganga is set to join Augsburg on transfer deadline day.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who has reported the Tottenham Hotspur defender will move to Germany on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
Everton were credited with interest in signing Tanganga last month, with the 24-year-old expected to leave North London during the summer.
Tanganga made his debut under Jose Mourinho in 2019 and impressed as he was awarded a five-year contract the following summer, however a series if injuries forced him down the pecking order.
Tanganga made only four appearances in the Premier League last season and has been linked with a number of clubs, including Inter Milan and Luton Town.
Meanwhile, Everton were also considering a move for the centre-back as they looked to bolster their own backline.
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While the attack was their main focus, the team’s horrific start to the campaign – in which they conceded six goals in three matches – has increased concerns about their defence.
Everton miss out on Tanganga to Augsburg
Sean Dyche may have seen Tanganga as a risk-free option to strengthen his defensive options, however the club opted against approaching Spurs and he now looks set to seal a move to the Bundesliga.
Romano has reported that the England youth international is scheduled for a medical in Augsburg this morning before signing the contract with his new club.
Any talk regarding a new defender at Goodison Park seems to have gone quiet this week, with the Toffees still going full steam ahead at bolstering areas further up the pitch.