FC Augsburg have signed defender Japhet Tanganga on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. The 24-year-old will spend the rest of the season in Augsburg, with the club also securing an option to buy him. The clubs have agreed to keep all further details of the agreement undisclosed.
“I’m really excited about the chance to play for FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga. The Bundesliga has a really good reputation in England right now and more and more players from the Premier League are choosing to come here. I now want to help FCA achieve their goals and prove myself in a new league,” said Tanganga.
“Japhet is a very well-rounded and variable defender, who is defined by his physicality and ability to win tackles. We have been able to add a player to our team with experience playing at a top level and who wants to continue his development at FCA. The qualities he brings to the table will help give us different options in defence,” said FCA sporting director Marinko Jurendic.
The 24-year-old came up through the ranks of Tottenham’s academy and joined the first team in 2020. He went on to feature 27 times for the club in the Premier League, as well as playing 41 games in Premier League 2. Tanganga appeared in eight fixtures across the Conference, Europa and Champions League and has represented England at youth level since the U16s.
Tanganga will wear the number 39 shirt for FCA.
- Japhet Tanganga