Rewind the clock a couple of years and you’ll find that there were two central defenders in Tottenham Hotspur’s academy that the club (and associated academy-watchers) were particularly excited about: Japhet Tanganga and Timothy Eyoma. And if you asked, most people said that Eyoma was in front.
Instead, it was Tanganga who made the leap, straight from the academy to the first team, and #TangGang looks to be an established member of Jose Mourinho’s plans going forward. TJ? Maybe not so much, at least not yet. However, there’s good news for him — he’s heading back out on loan for the year, and has signed a new three year contract.