Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has claimed that those in Takehiro Tomiyasu’s camp are confident that the defender will complete a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
From a Spurs point of view, the last couple of weeks have been dominated by news regarding the club’s negotiations with Atalanta over a deal for Cristian Romero.
The speculation linking the North Londoners with a move for Tomiyasu, which at one point last month appeared like a done deal, has cooled.
The reason the transfer rumours have slowed down might be to down to the ankle injury the defender picked up at the Olympics.
However, the 22-year-old recovered fully from his injury to put in an impressive performance in Japan’s 4-0 win over France last week.
Reports from Italy have claimed that Spurs watched the Japanese international’s performance closely as they were ‘awaiting news of his health’.
Gold has now revealed that a deal for the Bologna star is expected to be wrapped up after the Olympics and also stated that Serge Aurier is likely to leave Tottenham this summer.
When asked by a fan in a Q & A if Tottenham had cooled their interest in Tomiyasu because of a lack of interest in Aurier, Gold responded: “I think Tomiyasu will happen once the Olympics are done.
“I’ve been speaking to people involved on the player’s side and they seem confident that a move to Spurs will be agreed after the Japan international returns from his homeland.
“I also think Serge Aurier will be gone before the transfer window closes at the end of August. In the unlikely event that he did stay, he wants to leave and has done for a couple of summers, so he has no reason to sign a new deal when he can leave for free next summer.”
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If Spurs do get the Romero and Tomiyasu deals over the line, one does wonder if Nuno would be keen on adding another centre-back to his squad.
I assume that he would ideally want to sign another central defender as Tomiyasu might be viewed as a cover for the right-back.
The decision might come down to whether Nuno wants to primarily employ a back four or a back three next season. It might also be influenced by the impression that Tanganga and Rodon make on the new Spurs boss during pre-season.
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