Tottenham's own De Ligt? Teenager Japhet Tanganga has chance to build case

Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur and Lucas Nmecha of Manchester City during the Premier League 2 match at The Academy Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Tottenham Hotspur defender has chance to show he can save club millions.

Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur and Lucas Nmecha of Manchester City during the Premier League 2 match at The Academy Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Japhet Tanganga has a chance to further make a name for himself this summer.

Tanganga has been selected as part of England's under-19 side to compete at this summer's European Championships.

The teenage centre-back is Tottenham's brightest defensive prospect to come through their academy, and hopes to become a first team star.

He has a queue in front of him, with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Juan Foyth both on the fringes of the first team.

Tanganga has a chance to elevate his profile with international under-19 success, and show why he can become Tottenham's own Mattijs De Ligt.

Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at The Lamex Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Stevenage, England.

De Ligt is a Dutch international already thriving for Ajax's first team, because he was given a chance.

Now rated at £50 million plus, De Ligt is on his way to becoming one of Europe's biggest stars, and Football London claimed earlier this year that Tottenham wanted to buy him.

Just like how De Ligt came through Ajax's academy, Tanganga has been at Spurs since he was 10, and last year starred for England's under-20s as they won the Toulon tournament.

Already a regular for Tottenham's under-23s, Tanganga needs to start taking a leap forward to prove himself.

England's under-19 team's shot at European glory is the ideal opportunity for him.

Japher Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 at The Academy Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Manchester, England.

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