Club director admits ‘Tottenham made a bid’ for defender this summer

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Bologna sporting director, Riccardo Bigon has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid for Takehiro Tomiyasu but insisted that the transfer is far from a done deal. 

Tomiyasu has impressed with his consistency and versatility since moving to Bologna in 2019 and Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for the Japanese defender over the last few weeks.

In fact, it seemed as though the 22-year-old was likely to be the first player to arrive through the door at Spurs this window, with reports suggesting last week that there had been a breakthrough in the talks between Tottenham and Bologna.

However, over the last few days, it has become evident that the negotiations have stalled, with sources from Italy now suggesting that Fabio Paratici is not willing to pay the €25m (£21.6m) including add-ons that Bologna are demanding.

The Serie A club’s director has now insisted that they are going to wait for the right offer despite admitting Tomiyasu’s keenness to play in the Premier League. 

Bigon said (via Fabrizio Romano): “We’re not in a rush to sell Tomiyasu. Tottenham made a bid, it’s true – but many clubs are interested. He’s tempted by the PremierLeaguee chance, we’re gonna wait for good conditions.”

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Some Spurs fans will be frustrated by the club’s unwillingness to pay an extra few million to get the deal over the line. However, given what we know about the way Paratici operates, we need to stay patient and trust in the process. Besides, with Tomiyasu participating in the Olympics, there is no incentive for Spurs to complete the deal early. 

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