Report: Nuno plans to play £27m Spurs ace in a 'devastating' new role next season
Spurs finally have a new permanent manager in place as Nuno Espirito Santo became Jose Mourinho’s successor.
And there’s certainly a lot of work for Nuno to do at Tottenham, alongside new director of football Fabio Paratici.
From new players to tactics, the former Wolves coach has a lot to ponder if he is to steer Spurs back into the top four.
Over the last few days, Tottenham have been linked with Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
And according to football.london, what Nuno has in mind for him – if he signs, obviously – would help bring the best out of Sergio Reguilon.
The Spaniard joined Spurs for £27m last year, arriving from Real Madrid alongside loanee Gareth Bale.
Although Reguilon was great in the first half, he sadly couldn’t match those levels for the whole season.
Back to Tomiyasu, he has mostly played at right-back for Bologna in recent seasons or on the right side of a back three.
While capable of getting into advanced positions, his strength lies in his defensive work, which is what appeals to Nuno.
Tomiyasu would be able to tuck inside to create a back three in possession to allow Reguilon free rein to go down the left as more of a wing-back.
This would create a “devastating” left-hand side to the attack with Son Heung-min, wrote football.london.
Hopefully Spurs can get Tomiyasu to N17 and, as well as getting a top player, he could also help bring the best out of the likes of Reguilon.