Diego Simeone now wants a third Tottenham player after Royal and Lo Celso

Atletico Madrid have already been linked with a number of Tottenham players this summer – and now says Mundo Deportivo They are looking to sign another in the form of disgraced defender Japhet Tanganga.

The 23-year-old defender had to miss the entire second half of the season with a knee injury – this allowed Cristian Romero to consolidate the right position in Antonio Conte’s back three. He can also act as a full-back.

But he’s much better suited to the role of full-back centre-back. That means he’s behind Romero and possibly even Davinson Sanchez in the pecking order. At 23, he has only played 43 times at senior level.

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Tanganga could be open to a move this summer and Atletico Madrid will be extremely tempting. In fact, the England Under-21 international isn’t the only Spurs man to be linked with a move to Diego Simeone’s side.

Spurs have reportedly given Atleti the chance to sign Gio Lo Celso this summer while Emerson Royal has been a constant target. Atletico are looking to sign a right-back to finally replace Kieran Trippier.

Atletico Madrid want to sign Tottenham defender Tanganga

What a brilliant move that would be for Tanganga. Given the lack of depth, he would certainly get plenty of playing time at Atletico, more than he’s likely to get at Spurs. Conte is likely to bring in another defender.

Djed Spence could be added as a right-back and another central defender could be added. Tanganga has very little chance of breaking into Conte’s squad. But his native status could make him valuable for Spurs this summer.

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In other news: ‘It’s a good move’: Merson tells £91k-a-week player to leave Tottenham

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Brian Ashcraft

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