During discussions regarding the transfer of Emerson Royal to Tottenham, FC Barcelona were offered the opportunity to include a player in the transaction to reduce the amount of the check to be paid by Spurs. Based on information from Sky Sports Italia, French midfielder Tanguy was reportedly included in one of the London club’s first offers to try to enlist the Brazilian right-back, which was refused by Catalan management, who were only looking to receive cash for overcome its economic difficulties.
An additional clue showing that the former Lyonnais is not in the plans of his new Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who nevertheless recalled before the defeat against Crystal Palace (3-0) that he trusted him for this season : “Tanguy is our player and we are counting on him. We want to do everything to get the best out of it. All the players are important to us. What we want is to get the best out of each of them to help the team improve ”, he said at a press conference.