Some Tottenham fans on social media are furious with chairman Daniel Levy after reports emerged that Bologna had rejected the North London club’s initial offer for Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Reports first emerged last week that Spurs’ managing director football, Fabio Paratici was in talks with Bologna over a deal for Tomiyasu.
Sources from Italy had indicated that Tottenham were competing with Serie A outfit Atalanta for the Japanese international’s signature.
After Tottenham confirmed the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as the club’s head coach on Wednesday, it was reported on Thursday morning that Paratici was set to accelerate talks over Tomiyasu.
While it looks like the North London club have indeed pushed ahead with an offer for the versatile defender, Sky Sports have now revealed that Spurs’ opening bid for the 22-year-old was not deemed to be enough by Bologna having offered £12.9m (€15m) plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons, while they value the player at £17.2m (€20m).
On hearing of the club’s rejected bid, some Spurs fans have questioned the logic of low-balling the Italian club and urged Levy to pay the asking price.
Here’s how some of the North London faithful reacted to the news:
Levy as usual playing stupid games .Like watching the chuckle brothers
— john (@OnecoJohn) July 1, 2021
Course we have, we’ll have offered a fiver a week for seven thousand years and three packs of toffos https://t.co/TcjgzBEDuX
— Chris Doughty (@ChrisDoughty32) July 1, 2021
Jesus we’re struggling to offer £17 million and some people think we will sign Kounde and Skriniar
— Ryan🥵 (@ryan__thfc) July 1, 2021
How about we actually just pay the full price instead of negotiating Mickey Mouse money?
— Jack (@N17Jackk) July 1, 2021
Fabio Paratici meet Daniel levy 😂 https://t.co/reY2vygAxp
— James King (@Kingy286) July 1, 2021
Not gonna lose it for 2m… Are we? https://t.co/5bQOz4RFbm
— Alex Spurs (@AlexApostolou8) July 1, 2021
levy plz just pay the extra 3-4 mill
— Joshua. (@JoshuaNsimba) July 1, 2021
And this is why we will never get anywhere when a chairman knows a club wants a certain amount he low balls them every time https://t.co/gqL8qxaew3
— Kings (@KingsDavies) July 1, 2021
This confirms that Levy is still doing the negotiating…… pic.twitter.com/dN0eWGByzC
— IAM Constantine (@IamConstantine7) July 1, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Opening offers are rarely accepted as they are usually made to test the waters for a player. So, Spurs fans should not be concerned about Bologna the rejected offer. Levy could well return with an improved bid over the next few days for Tomiyasu.
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