Tottenham transfer: Spurs hope to complete £21.5m deal during Olympics
Tottenham are hoping to wrap up the signing of defender Takehiro Tomiyasu during the Olympics, according to The Telegraph.
The Bologna ace is a target for Spurs, whilst Arsenal have also shown interest of late for the 22-year-old.
Tottenham haven’t met the club’s £21.5 million valuation of the player just yet, with the latest offer around £5 million short.
Tomiyasu is currently preparing for the Olympic games which take place in Tokyo. His country will face South Africa, Mexico and France and he would miss the start of the Premier League campaign.
Spurs like the fact that Tomiyasu can play primarily as a centre-back but also fill in as a deputy right-back if called upon.
The player is keen to join Tottenham and he will hope that the clubs can come to some sort of agreement during the Olympics.
Tomiyasu looks like a good signing for Nuno Espirito Santo. He is strong in the tackle and fits the profile of a ball-playing central defender.
With other clubs now snooping around, Tottenham will hope to get this one sorted soon.
Tomiyasu deal is a must for Tottenham
This rumour has rumbled on too long now for Spurs to let it slip away from their grasp.
At 22 the player has lots of potential and the club’s hierarchy would be wise to simply pay Bologna what they want for the player.
Fabio Paratici is a big fan of the player and knows him well from his time working in Serie A.
Even at just over £20 million, he could prove to be a steal for Tottenham and they can’t afford to let other club’s get in on the act.