Speaking in a football.london Q&A, reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has reassured supporters with an update involving Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Tomiyasu chase amid busy window…
Spurs have already officially signed both Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil this summer, but there is no sign of them being done there.
Tottenham have been in talks for Tomiyasu since the start of July with Sky Sports first revealing that a £12.9m (€15m) bid, plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons, had been rejected by Bologna.
The Athletic even stated that Spurs were ‘closing in’ on Tomiyasu with the deal being finalised at one stage, but reports of his move to north London have died down somewhat since then.
The Latest: Gold drops reassuring Tomiyasu update…
As quoted in a football.london Q&A, Gold has reassured supporters with an update on the Japan international whilst sharing what he has heard from the player’s side.
The reporter believes Tomiyasu signing for Spurs ‘will happen’ after the Olympic games and sources close to the 22-year-old have explained their confidence that a deal ‘will be agreed’.
“I think Tomiyasu will happen once the Olympics are done,” Gold stated.
“I’ve been speaking to people involved on the player’s side and they seem confident that a move to Spurs will be agreed after the Japan international returns from his homeland.”
The Verdict: Good news…
Tomiyasu, who can play both positions, may be able to sort two problems at once for Nuno Espirito Santo and his performances in Serie A last campaign point towards a very shrewd potential signing.
Out of Bologna’s entire squad, the young defender averaged the joint-most clearances per 90 (3.3) whilst also making the joint-second most tackles in that time (WhoScored).
Bearing this in mind, we believe he could be a snip for Spurs this summer, adding depth in multiple positions and still young enough to improve under Nuno’s tutelage.
In other news: Talks underway: Nuno green lights yet another Spurs exit as N17 news emerges, find out more here.
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