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Japhet Tanganga close to Tottenham Hotspur return

Japhet Tanganga close to Spurs return
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho suggests that young defender Japhet Tanganga is closing in on a return to action after a thigh injury.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has suggested that Japhet Tanganga is not far away from a return to the first-team squad.

The highly-regarded academy graduate has only made one senior outing this season following an injury during pre-season which saw him pick up a thigh problem following the EFL Cup tie with Chelsea.

However, while ruling out the 21-year-old in the short term, Mourinho has hinted that the defender should be back in contention over the coming weeks.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference, the Portuguese boss said: "Tanganga is the only player we really say has an injury or is in treatment from quite an important injury.

"Very unlucky kid, he had a problem from before lockdown, then hard work to get back, played Chelsea in the cup and then this injury. But he's coming."

Tanganga recently penned a five-year contract with the North London outfit.

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