Graham Roberts has revealed that he has been told that Tottenham Hotspur have agreed personal terms with Takehiro Tomiyasu ahead of a potential summer transfer.
It has emerged over the last couple of weeks that Tottenham have been in talks with Bologna for Tomiyasu, who will be on duty with Japan in the Olympics this summer.
It was even reported last week that Tottenham had two offers rejected for the versatile defender and were confident that their third own would be accepted.
Since then, sources from both the Italian and the British press (The Athletic and Corriere di Bologna) have suggested that it is only a matter of time before the two clubs hammer out an agreement for the versatile defender.
It is expected that the two clubs will agree on a fee of around £15m plus add-ons for the 22-year-old.
Roberts has revealed that he has heard from his sources that only the fee is yet to be ironed out between the clubs, with the personal terms already having been agreed.
When asked about Tottenham’s pursuit of Tomiyasu, the legendary centre-back told Football Fancast: “I’ve been told through the grapevine that he’s agreed terms with Tottenham, and it’s just the fee now.
“But that could take up to the end of August the way we deal with things. But that could be one of the centre-halves in.”
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Tomiyasu’s potential arrival would be the biggest sign yet that Nuno plans to primarily employ three at the back next season. While the Japanese international can play as a right-back in a back four, he is most effective as a right-centre-back or left-centre-back in a back three.
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