Spurs have been approached to land the versatile Bologna defender in recent weeks. But Athleticism states that the two clubs are currently in the process of finalizing the terms of the agreement, with Tomiyasu is expected to cost around £ 15million and up.
the Athletic The report also claims that Manchester United were also keen to sign the player. However, Tottenham has always been Tomiyasu’s favorite destination.
The 22-year-old excelled in a Bologna side that finished a respectable 12th in Serie A last season. He made 33 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice.
With Nuno looking to bring in at least two new center-backs, Tomiyasu’s versatility will be a big plus for Spurs.
The Japan international, who has won 23 caps for his country, can play as a center-back or right-back.
He’s also comfortable playing in a three-way back, a formation Nuno often prefers over Wolves.
The signing will also be the first for new sporting director Fabio Paratici. The Italian knows Tomiyasu’s qualities from his previous role with Juventus.
The £ 15million fee also looks like a steal for a player who has spent two seasons in the Italian top flight and is also a seasoned international.
Tottenham are now hoping Tomiyasu can adapt quickly to English football, as Paratici and Nuno look to other targets.
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Kounde slaps Tottenham move
Meanwhile, Jules Kounde declined an approach from Tottenham, leaving new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo to look elsewhere this summer, according to a report.
The Sevilla defender, who has been linked with Manchester United, is expected to be on the move in the coming months but Spurs have been ruled out as a potential destination.
Tottenham have reportedly placed the French center-back fairly high in their list of targets. In fact, Nuno reportedly made him his priority signing, but the player turned down Spurs’ advances.
According to Mark, Going through Sports witness, the player is looking to join a Champions League club.
Spanish media report that the option to switch to Spurs “has been rejected” by the player himself.
Gianluca DiMarzio claimed on Tuesday that Sevilla had reached a deal for Koundé join the Spurs revolution of Nuno and Fabio Paratici.
The offer was apparently 30 million euros, plus Davinson Sanchez.
Now, although “the operation is canceled” because Koundé does not see a move to Tottenham as a step forward.
With the 22-year-old currently playing in the Champions League, the move would mean “no options for athletic growth”.
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