Frank McAvennie has backed Tottenham Hotspur to seal two signings next week as their recruitment drive intensifies [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Spurs gear up for 2021/22 as Tomiyasu looks close to signing
Moving into 2021/22, many Tottenham fans will be keen to see how new manager Nuno Espirito Santo intends to improve on their disappointing seventh placed finish last term.
However, arguably the most intense Tottenham rumour this summer has been Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Tracked by the Londoners for a few weeks, he is said to have agreed in principle to move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this window according to a Spurs source at Football Insider.
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The Latest: McAvennie backs two imminent signings
Prompting ex-West Ham striker McAvennie to respond in an interview with the publication, he claimed these reports could spark an imminent influx of acquisitions at Spurs, stating: “Well there were never going to be any signings from the Euros while it was going on.
“That never happens. I think next week we’ll be talking about a couple of signings.
“I hope for their sake they can announce one or two. The fans are getting restless.
“They have been waiting for a manager and got him, now the Euros are over.
“Now is the time to get it sorted. It sounds like Tomiyasu is getting closer.
“So maybe they will get him and then someone who has been at the Euros, the clock is ticking.” [Football Insider].
The Verdict: Tottenham fans will pray McAvennie’s prediction is right
Rightly, the Scottish pundit is quick to point out the urgency surrounding the need for Tottenham to bring in reinforcements.
Entering the newly formed UEFA Conference League in 2021/22, the Lilywhites may need to bring in reinforcements before their play-off round first leg tie on 9th August [SB Nation].
Whilst rumours aplenty swirl round footballing circles in North London, Tomiyasu looks to be the only player who is known to have advanced talks with the club.
In 2020/21, the Japanese defender made 33 appearances for his Serie A employers, registering two goals [Transfermarkt].
He also impressed with his awareness to danger across the campaign, averaging 3.3 clearances per match [WhoScored].
Though the 6 foot 2 ace would add some quality to the Spurs backline, the Tottenham faithful will be praying that Tomiyasu is not the only possible signing primed to join the club in the near future.
In other news, Tottenham have made an enquiry for a Serie A ace.
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