Who is Japhet Tanganga, how old is Tottenham starlet, and is he starting against Man Utd? – The Sun
TOTTENHAM have taken plenty of youngsters to Germany for the Audi Cup to run the rule over them ahead of the new season.
Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters have been among those to come through the academy in recent years – with a number of talents attracting Mauricio Pochettino's attention.
Who is Japhet Tanganga?
The Hackney-born defender has been at Tottenham since he was ten years old, formerly turning out for Greig City Academy.
Tanganga has made a significant rise through the youth ranks, even making his debut in pre-season 12 months against Girona.
The centre-back is also revered on the international stage, helping the England under-20s to win the Toulon Tournament in 2017.
How old is he?
Tanganga was born on March 31, 1999 – making him 20 years old.
Despite his young age, he is being reported as potential back-up option to add depth to Spurs' side should star defender Toby Alderweireld depart this summer.
He would certainly be a good and cheap addition to the squad, becoming known for his height and aerial ability.
Is he playing in pre-season?
Tanganga started against Juventus and Manchester United in the heart of defence, with fellow academy stars Walker-Peters and Anthony Georgiou in the full-back positions.
Yet, in the Audi Cup against Real Madrid, he came off the bench at half time with Davinson Sanchez.