Report: Tottenham struggling to agree on terms for Tomiyasu move
Bologna and Tottenham Hotspur are struggling to agree on terms over a move for Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to Calciomercato.
What’s the story?
According to the publication, there is a reduced chance the ace joins the club this summer.
A €20m (£17m) fee has previously been agreed over a transfer for the Japan international. Furthermore, the Lilywhites must sell one player before they can buy Tomiyasu.
The likes of Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko have been linked with moves away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Aurier is attracting interest from Lille, while the latter is close to a move to Watford.
The right-back is still keen on joining Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this summer. But, with mere days left in the transfer window, will the club be able to pull off a move?
Tomiyasu would be an outstanding signing for Tottenham
The perfect transfers don’t come around too often. So, when they do, clubs have to move swiftly to complete them.
That proves the case with Tomiyasu, who would be an outstanding addition for Tottenham in the face of a departure for Aurier.
The Ivory Coast international has been poor since his move to N17. His lack of reliability on the defensive side has hampered his progress.
A departure would be an ideal scenario for both him and the side, but he would require replacing.
In Tomiyasu, there is no one more perfect to fill that role.
The player could be described as a more defensive-minded right-back. And, coupled with his ability to play centre-half, he would be a great replacement for the 28-year-old.