As quoted in a football.london Q&A, reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold has made an enticing Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim involving Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Lowdown: Tottenham eye move…
As reported by Sky Sports, Tottenham lodged a £12.9m (€15m) bid, plus £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons, to sign the Serie A powerhouse recently but the offer was subsequently rejected.
As it stands, Spurs are still in negotiations for the Japan international, but both clubs must reach a compromise on his price tag. Sky Sports claimed that the Lilywhites are not far away from his valuation of £17.2m (€20m), with Gold now bringing an update on the situation.
The Latest: Gold makes enticing claim…
As quoted by football.london, there is a promising belief at Tottenham involving Tomiyasu and his price tag. Indeed, Gold has backed that the 22-year-old could be available for less than £20m in a market ravaged by the impact of the global pandemic.
He also dubbed Tomiyasu a player who would fit Spurs ‘perfectly’, saying: “Tottenham want him and they want him to play in a defensive right-back role.
“The indications are that Tomiyasu will be available for less than £20m and Paratici has held talks with Bologna so I think they’ll try to push this through, amid some competition, for the Japan international.
“He fits their profile perfectly and it’s a good price for him.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
A mainstay for Bologna whilst averaging the joint-most clearances per game (3.3) out of anyone in their squad last season (WhoScored), we believe that signing Tomiyasu is too good of an opportunity for Tottenham to pass up.
That is especially the case for less than £20m, with Spurs needing to adopt a sell-to-buy policy amid difficult financial circumstances.
Indeed, Gold’s claim that Tottenham will try to push this deal through comes an enticing one.
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