Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to reveal that Tottenham Hotspur are still working on a deal to try and bring Takehiro Tomiyasu to the club.
Romano has claimed that Tottenham’s opening bid of around €18m (£15.4m) remains on the table while Bologna value the Japanese international at around €20/25m (£17.1m/£21.4m).
Tomiyasu moved to Bologna from Belgian outfit Sint-Truiden for €9m (£7.7m) in the summer of 2019 and has since gone on to become a regular for the Italian side (The Athletic).
The 22-year-old is under contract until 2024 and is currently back in his homeland having been included in Japan’s Olympic team for the Games in Tokyo this summer.
Her made 31 appearances top flight appearances last season and scored two goals, with the club finishing 12th in Serie A (transfermarkt).
Romano claimed that Tomiyasu wants to make the move to Tottenham with talks still ongoing between all parties.
Tottenham are still working on Takehiro Tomiyasu deal. Opening bid around €18m [add ons included] to Bologna still on the table, price tag around €20/25m. ⚪️ #THFC
Negotiations ongoing. Tomiyasu wants to join Spurs. 🇯🇵 #Spurs
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 5, 2021
The biggest concern I have over Tomiyasu is the fact that he is currently on international duty and his involvement in the Olympics could see him active until at least the third week August (depending on how far Japan progress) which would result in him missing all of Tottenham’s pre-season and the opening matches of the Premier League season.
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