According to a report by Corriere di Bologna (via Sport Witness), a ‘definitive offer’ will arrive from Tottenham Hotspur this week for Serie A defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Tomiyasu talks…
As backed by Sky Sports, the Lilywhites have been in negotiations over Tomiyasu for some time – with their original £12.9m (€15m) offer, plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons, having been rejected.
The Japan international has reportedly been attracting interest from the likes of West Ham, Atalanta and even north London rivals Arsenal, but Spurs have been touted as the favourites for his signature as talks continue.
The Latest: Spurs set for ‘definitive’ offer…
As per Corriere di Bologna, the regional news outlet claims a ‘definitive offer’ will arrive from Tottenham this week.
In what could be a big update for the Lilywhites’ summer plans, they also say that this improved bid should ‘satisfy almost all requests’ put forward by Bologna as they contemplate selling one of their star men.
While the exact bid amount isn’t mentioned in the report, it will be interesting to see what develops on price as Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici look to secure Spurs’ first summer signing.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Given it’s been nearly two weeks since Tottenham’s initial offer was allegedly snubbed by Bologna, the time must be right to finally get this deal over the line.
Tomiyasu can play a variety of roles in defence, including right-back and at centre-half, so he could help to solve glaring issues in the heart of defence.
Indeed, Levy and Paratici could secure a real asset for Spurs.
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