Everton are now interested in signing Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga who looks set to leave Ange postecoglu’s side this summer.
Luton Town could also provide Tanganga with a route out of Spurs as they look to strengthen following their promotion to the Premier League.
That is according to Inter Live, who report that the Hatters have been in pole position to secure the 24-year-old’s signature, but Everton have now emerged as a potential destination.
Japhet Tanganga could be a decent short-term defensive solution
Everton’s clear need for a centre-forward this summer has probably allowed the requirement of defensive recruitments to slip under the radar.
However, the 4-0 defeat at Villa Park last Saturday brought into sharp focus the club’s defensive frailties, with a calamitous display across the backline.
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Indeed, the Toffees were fortunate to return to Merseyside having conceded just four goals and will need to sign a centre-back before the end of the window.
However, the Blues will still need to recruit defensively even if Branthwaite is tied down with renewed terms, though perhaps a more experienced player would be more beneficial for Everton.
However, if a loan deal can be agreed, Tanganga could be a short-term option for Sean Dyche’s side.