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Antonio Conte wants to get rid of the Tottenham man as he is on the transfer list, with the asking price now halved

Antonio Conte appears keen to part ways with a Tottenham player amid claims he has been put up for sale and his price cut in half.

Conte has a brutal way of operating and this has seen some Tottenham stars get rough treatment this season. Djed Spence is a prime example, as he joined from Middlesbrough but was immediately labeled a club signing by Conte.

The right-back has barely featured since then, making late substitute appearances in the Premier League on three occasions.

His fellow summer arrival Yves Bissouma was similarly treated. Conte said the midfielder would get opportunities when he showed that he could deal with Tottenham’s tactics.

This resulted in Bissouma having a disappointing start to his Tottenham career, as he simply failed to break into the starting eleven.

Conte’s management methods usually work, and in Bissouma’s case they definitely have. He is now part of a midfield three that includes Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and is showing his ability to protect the defense as his midfield teammates advance.

It’s not just new signings Spence and Bissouma who have struggled to make an impact with Conte this season. Central midfielder Japhet Tanganga, who can also act as a right-back, has only made one appearance in all competitions so far. That lasted 17 minutes and came in Spurs’ Champions League opener against Marseille in August.

Tanganga could add to his minutes when the Spurs play in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. They travel to Nottingham Forest and hope to reach the fourth round.

Conte turning things around and resting his core players will probably give Tanganga a chance. But it is not clear if there is any way back for English under Conte.

Conte happy to part with Tottenham defender

According to Spurs websitewho quote italian outlet CalciomercatowebConte wants to get rid of Tanganga and is willing to let him go in January. This suggests that the defender has been included in the transfer list.

Spurs have previously demanded £16.8m for their academy graduate. That’s when Leeds, Everton and Forest were all in the mix to sign him.

But Tanganga’s list of potential suitors has been narrowed because she doesn’t play often. As a result, he will be available at around half his previous valuation, at £8.75m, early next year.

It’s understandable why the Spurs have had to lower their asking price. With Tanganga barely playing, there is no way for interested clubs to see how confident he is or to work on his fitness.

But it would still be a shame if the club let him go for £8.75m. After all, he has been trained from a teenager to a senior player. He and impressed when he broke into the Spurs first team in 2019-20.

Things have gone downhill for the former England U21 international in recent seasons, so a transfer makes sense.

Tanganga would be wise to join a lower Premier League side so he can gain more playing time and essentially restart his career. He is still young, which means that he has plenty of time to become truly successful.

In the meantime, A second source has claimed that Spurs could engineer a partial swap deal for Inter Milan ace Denzel Dumfries..

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