By John Wenham

22nd Jun, 2022 | 3:24pm

Tottenham expert shares Japhet Tanganga transfer claim after Antonio Conte reveal

Japhet Tanganga will remain at Tottenham this summer as he has the trust of Antonio Conte.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Tanganga, 23, was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season in mid-March after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

This came after he made 11 appearances under Antonio Conte, following his arrival at the club in November.

Despite the desires of some fans, Wenham insists Tanganga will not be sold.

“A lot of people have been saying ‘sell Tanganga, sell Tanganga’,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“I’m sorry, no, you need a certain number of club-trained and homegrown players and he ticks every single box.

“Conte obviously likes him. People forget he made 19 appearances last season before getting injured against Chelsea.

“That game was 23 January so there weren’t that many games before then, he featured heavily.

“He picked up the man of the match award on the opening day of the season against Man City, shepherding both Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling.

“He is certainly a player for the future. He seems to have been condemned for one red card against Palace.

“I didn’t realise young players were exempt from being able to make any mistakes. In the three games before that, we kept three clean sheets.

“He played every minute of them and he was outstanding. It seems people want to hold a grudge against him.

“He cost us nothing, came through the academy and has never really let us down. I’m a bit surprised that people are suggesting Rodon should be in front of him for some reason.

“Conte trusts him and likes him. He will be staying at the club.”

In other news, one club is lining up a Tottenham star as their marquee signing with Conte now willing to sell.