Tottenham Hotspur could still be in the market for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, as reported by The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath on Twitter.
The Lowdown: Transfer sagas dominate the landscape for six more days
With less than a week until the closure of the summer window, Nuno Espirito Santo will be desperate to tie up any loose ends with regards to acquisitions.
Transfer sagas have dominated rhetoric surrounding the Lilywhites in recent times, with speculation surrounding talisman Harry Kane’s future rumbling on for months.
Now, could another long-drawn-out saga be set to come to an end?
Would Tomiyasu be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: ‘Spurs move remains possible’ for Bologna defender Tomiyasu
Speaking to his large Twitter following, well respected journalist McGrath stated:
“Spurs move remains possible for Takehiro Tomiyasu in final days of the window. Talks over £17m deal stalled over structure of payments to Bologna but is one of the players they will look at.”
Of course, the Londoners have been heavily linked with the Japan international since the end of June, though talks ground to a halt when he departed to compete in the Olympic Games for his native country, as well as due to disagreements within monetary distribution [Express].
However, Tottenham could now be set to pursue the possibility of bringing Tomiyasu to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium once again, with the door seemingly ajar following McGrath’s update.
The Verdict: Boost for Nuno
Probably in need of one more defender to provide adequate depth for the campaign, moving closer to signing Tomiyasu will come as a massive boost to the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy and Nuno.
In 2020/21, the Fukuoka-born centre-back managed to register two goals in 33 appearances [Transfermarkt]. Showing his domineering presence in the backline, the 22-year-old managed to win 2.9 aerial duels per fixture across the piece last term [WhoScored].
Once described as ‘very dependable’ by Serie A expert Conor Clancy, Spurs should look to close a deal for the Serie A ace before the window slams shut [Football Fancast], as his versatility to play at both right-back and centre-back can kill two birds with one stone for Nuno.
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