Speaking in a football.london Q&A, reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold has shared ‘further good news’ for Spurs involving transfer target Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Lowdown: Spurs closing in?
Tottenham have been targeting a move for the Japan international since the start of July, originally having a £12.9m (€15m) bid, plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons, rejected by Bologna (Sky Sports).
The Athletic then reported that Spurs were closing in on a deal for the versatile defender and finalising terms on an agreement worth around £15 million plus add-ons.
While reports died down soon after, Gold shared news last week from Tomiyasu’s side – with the journalist claiming those close to the deal were ‘confident’ that a Lilywhites move ‘will be agreed’ after his involvement in the Olympics (football.london Q&A).
The Latest: Gold drops another Tomiyasu update…
Reiterating what he said last week, Gold still expects Spurs to come back in for Tomiyasu with his part in the Tokyo games now finished.
Sharing ‘further good news’, the journalist has also relayed that the 22-year-old’s ankle injury has now cleared up – meaning he could be match fit in time for the new season if he does indeed sign for Tottenham.
“He’s just finished his time at the Olympics with Japan and some people involved in the deal on his side told me a few days ago that they were confident he would become a Tottenham player this window,” Gold explained (via football.london).
“Let’s see whether they now push that through. It’s not huge money we’re talking about in relation to the Romero deal as I’d be surprised if they don’t.
“Japan are now done at the Olympics following their defeat to Mexico in the bronze medal match. In further good news, that ankle injury from earlier in the tournament appears to have now cleared up.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
Tomiyasu’s possible signing for Spurs has been on the cards since mid-way through last month and it’s high time sporting director Fabio Paratici got it done.
The young defender can operate as both a centre-back and full-back, potentially killing two birds with one stone for new manager Nuno Espirito Santo – adding depth in multiple positions all for a relatively meagre potential fee.
Cristian Romero’s signing is just one of two defensive additions Spurs would, ideally, like to add this summer (football.london) – and we believe Tomiyasu should certainly be next.
In other news: Bid made – Tottenham have now lodged offer to sign player with ‘gigantic buzz’, find out more here.
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