Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly started negotiations with Bologna over a potential deal for Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
THE LOWDOWN: SPURS EYEING DEFENSIVE REINFORCEMENTS
Tottenham Hotspur have recently been credited with interest in signing Bologna defender Tomiyasu.
The 6ft 1inch defender has been with Bologna since 2019, and has made 63 appearances in total for the club, and it appears as though his strong performances haven’t gone unnoticed this season.
Spurs are evidently keen to add to their defensive options ahead of the new Premier League season, although it remains to be seen as to whether a bid has been officially lodged for his services.
THE LATEST: NEGOTIATIONS UNDERWAY WITH IN-DEMAND DEFENDER
Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Spurs have started negotiations with the Italian side.
It remains to be seen as to how much a potential agreement could be worth, and Tottenham might not have it all their way, with Atalanta also making a bid for him according to Romano.
“Negotiations started also with Bologna for Japanese CB/RB Takehiro Tomiyasu [Atalanta made a bid for him too],” he tweeted.
THE VERDICT: SPURS HAVE A BATTLE ON THEIR HANDS TO LAND HIS SIGNATURE
He’s a player who would add much-needed depth to their defensive options this summer, due to his ability to play both centre-back and on the right.
Spurs aren’t exactly blessed with a considerable amount of depth in their squad heading into the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, so Tomiyasu could turn out to be a solid signing for that purpose exactly.
He has played centre-back 96 times in his career so far (Transfermarkt) and right-back 42, even popping up in defensive midfield on 16 occasions and left-back twice, which could make him a shrewd signing.
The Lilywhites are likely to face tough competition to land his signature though, with Italian side Atalanta able to offer the player immediate Champions League football. Daniel Levy, Fabio Paratici and co may have to pull out all the stops if they want this one done.
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