An update has emerged on Tottenham’s pursuit of Bologna centre-back Takehiro Tomiyasu…
According to Football Insider, Tottenham have agreed personal terms with Bologna central defender Takehiro Tomiyasu as Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici attempt to broker a deal for the Japan international to come in and bolster Nuno Santo’s squad.
Tottenham fans will be buzzing with this news as the club have taken a major step towards signing Tomiyasu by agreeing a long-term contract with him. This means that they are halfway to bringing him to England, as they now only need to iron out a fee with Bologna before being able to confirm his arrival – subject to medical checks and international clearance, of course.
The young defender could be an excellent acquisition for Santo’s squad. Despite being 22, he has played 60 Serie A games since the start of the 2019/20 campaign and this highlights how much faith Bologna have in his consistency in spite of his inexperience. He averaged superb WhoScored ratings of 6.81 and 6.77 in the two seasons respectively, which also shows off his quality at the top level.
Tomiyasu’s Bologna teammate Mitchell Dijks previously labelled him as a “warrior”, telling TuttoSport: “He is very strong, a real Japanese warrior.”
His teammates have faith in him and the club have backed him by making him a regular starter over the past two years, which bodes well for any potential move to Tottenham.
Fans should be excited by this deal as he is a young player with potential who has already shown that he can compete in a major European league, whilst Dijks’ comments on him being a “warrior” on the pitch should make supporters happy, with the prospect of watching him lead their club into battle in the Premier League a very exciting one.
It is now down to Levy and Paratici to ensure that they agree a fee with the Serie A side. The sooner Tomiyasu arrives, the sooner he can settle down and get to know his teammates and what Santo wants from his players, whilst also getting as many pre-season games in as possible to prepare him for the 2021/22 campaign.