Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are attempting to bring Takehiro Tomiyasu into the club as a right-back.
The club has been heavily linked with a potential swoop to sign the Bologna defender, who can play as both a central defender and a right-back.
He has competed at the Olympics with Japan, perhaps delaying any deal to take him to north London, but Bridge believes that the club are interested in a deal to sign him and strengthen their full-back ranks as a result.
Should Tottenham sign Tomiyasu?
Tomiyasu, 22, has been with Bologna since 2019 and has made a total of 63 appearances for the club, with the majority coming at right-back.
Spurs currently have both Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier as their options in the position, with the latter having been linked with an exit from north London. Tomiyasu could well be seen as his potential replacement in this window.
Bridge said: “I inquired about whether that guy is included in the centre-halves, they said no, they look at him as more of a right-back, which was interesting.”
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