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Exclusive: Graham Roberts not sure on Takehiro Tomiyasu to Tottenham

Exclusive: Graham Roberts not sure on Takehiro Tomiyasu to Tottenham - Tottenham Hotspur News

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirto Santo will want to get his own ideas across to the group of players he has inherited at the club, and also bring in his own players, but former Spurs captain Graham Roberts has admitted he’s never heard of reported target, Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Working alongside Tottenham’s new Director of Football, Fabio Paratici, who left his role of chief football officer at Juventus, Espirito Santo will be hoping the club can make additions to the playing staff this summer.

One name that Tottenham have been linked with is, Bologna defender Tomiyasu, with Bologna chief Riccardo Bigon confirming to football.london that they have received a bid from Spurs.

Tomiyasu featured 33 times for Bologna last season, scoring two goals and the defender is now preparing for the Olympic games with Japan.

When asked by Transfer Tavern about the signing of Tomiyasu, former Spurs skipper Roberts said: “I’m not sure, I think we should go for two really out-and-out, proper centre-halves.

“If they cost £30m, £40m each, you go and buy them, but we don’t know what this lad’s like, I’ve never heard of him”.

New Director of Football Fabio Paratici would have seen Tomiyasu play whilst with Juventus, and Roberts thinks Paratici must rate him highly, saying: “I’m sure somebody, you know Paratici would have seen him in Italy when he was with Juventus, so he must think a lot of him, to go back and try to get him”.


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