Bologna’s director of football Riccardo Bigon has insisted that the club under no pressure sell Takehiro Tomiyasu for less than his market value.
The Athletic claimed earlier this week that Tottenham Hotspur were edging closer to competing a deal for the Japanese international, with the two clubs finalising the terms of the deal which is said to be in the region of £15 million plus add-ons.
Bigon revealed that there are four clubs who are keen to land the 22-year-old who is currently back in his homeland preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
Tomiyasu is equally comfortable operating at both centre-back and right-back, with Spurs said to be keen to bolster their defensive options this summer (Football.London).
The versatile defender has been a regular for Bologna, making 63 appearances and helping his side to two 12th-placed finishes in Serie A (transfermarkt) since joining from Belgian outfit Sint-Truiden for €9 million (£7.7 million) in the summer of 2019.
Bigon said as quoted by Corriere di Bologna: “At least four clubs are looking at him. We don’t need to undersell, so if there is a suitable closure for everyone, fine, otherwise, no. We will look for meeting points”.
Bigon could be purely attempting to speak out in public as a negotiation tactic to get the highest price possible for the defender. Tottenham need to stand firm in their negotiations and put the trust into Fabio Paratici to get the job done on his own terms.
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