‘Outstanding’ – Some Spurs fans react to rumoured target’s Olympics display

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Takehiro Tomiyasu
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Some Tottenham fans were left extremely impressed by Takehiro Tomiyasu’s performance for Japan as they beat France 4-0 in the Olympics on Thursday.

Tomiyasu was thought to be close to completing a move to Tottenham a couple of weeks ago with the speculation having cooled somewhat.

Fabio Paratici is seemingly prioritising a deal for Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero, with the Tottenham managing director still locked in talks with the Bergamo club.

However, Spurs’ pursuit of the Argentine is thought to be independent of their interest in Tomiyasu, who the North Londoners allegedly view as a right-back option rather than as a central defender.

The 22-year-old recovered from an ankle injury to start for Japan and played a key part in their demolition of France.

Some Spurs fans were left pleasantly surprised by how composed the Bologna star looked at centre-back, with many urging the Lilywhites to snap him up.

Japan return to action tomorrow when they face New Zealand in the quarter-final.

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Now that Tomiyasu’s ankle injury has not turned out to be serious, one would think that negotiations between Tottenham and Bologna would progress quickly.

However, the North Londoners might decide to hold off talks until the end of the Olympics just to make sure the 22-year-old comes out of the tournament unscathed.

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