Report: Takehiro Tomiyasu could now help Tottenham secure £38.5m signing
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim that Tottenham Hotspur could find help in their pursuit of Cristian Romero – in the form of Takehiro Tomiyasu. The Bologna defender has been strongly linked with a move to Spurs. But now, he could help Spurs get Romero – by becoming his replacement at Atalanta.
Romero, 23, continues to grow ever closer to Tottenham. Football London report this weekend that Spurs are confident of a deal, with a fee of £38.5million on the table. Spurs are now even closing in on the sale of Toby Alderweireld in order to make room for the signing of Romero.
But Atalanta might want to bring in a replacement for Romero, or at least have one lined-up following Romero’s exit. A report from Tuttosport now claims that a replacement could materialise in the form of Tomiyasu. The Japan international is still on the Spurs radar, according to Football London.
Should Tottenham lose out on Tomiyasu to get Romero?
If it comes down to it, then yes. Tomiyasu is believed to be identified as a player that gives Nuno Espirito Santo the option of a defensive right-back. In Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty, he only has attacking options. But at left-back, he has the defensive Ben Davies – and the attacking Sergio Reguilon.
But Spurs already have a player much like Tomiyasu n the form of Japhet Tanganga. Signing him from Bologna would only stunt Tanganga’s growth. Instead, signing Romero and allowing Atalanta to get Tomiyasu is much more beneficial to Spurs – if it comes down to that scenario.
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