Jack Rosser, the London Evening Standard journalist, believes a deal to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu would be a fine signing for Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs are said to be in negotiations with Bologna for the signing of the Japan international, with a deal set to cost £15m.
Tomiyasu can play as both a centre-back and a right-back and has even been deployed as a defensive midfielder during his time at Italy.
The 22-year-old has travelled to the Olympics with his country, though he has sustained an injury while on international duty, perhaps placing his transfer somewhat in doubt.
Still, Rosser believes that he would be a fine acquisition this summer as Spurs look to plug some gaps in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
A deal to strengthen at both right-back and at centre-back by signing one player would be seen as something of a coup and Rosser thinks the club need to get the deal over the line.
Speaking to Football FanCast, he said: “Now Spurs have come in, he’s someone who can play centre back and right back, very versatile, the two big problem positions for Spurs, which will help if they can get him in.”