No to Serie A: Tanganga prefers Championship and puts down roots at Millwall


“The Millwall F.C. is pleased to confirm the hiring of Japhet Tanganga“, the Championship club’s announcement of the official arrival of the 25-year-old defender. After being released by Tottenham On July 1st, he rejected all advances from Serie A between the January transfer window (Inter and Milan) and the current one – Parma, who had also met with the player’s agent.

The club’s statement. “The 25-year-old defender joins the Lions from a free agent and signs a long-term deal in SE16. Tanganga, a product of the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, spent a loan spell at the Den in 2023/24. The fans’ favourite is now a fixture in Neil Harris’ side, becoming the second signing of the summer transfer window. Tanganga, who will be suspended for the first three games of the 2024/25 campaign following a red card on the final day of the 2023/24 campaign against Swansea City, will join his team-mates in training ahead of Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Gillingham.”

The steps towards the return. After the youth of the Spurs and the leap into the first team to play in the Champions League, Europe and the Conference League, the English defender born in ’99 attempted an experience abroad, on loan to Augsburg in 2023. Before returning to England and London in January 2024, Tanganga helped the Lions to escape the Sky Bet Championship.