Report reveals Tottenham’s plans for Takehiro Tomiyasu

Takehiro Tomiyasu
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Tottenham Hotspur plan to allow Takehiro Tomiyasu to slot in as a central defensive back three to allow Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to attack their opponents, according to Football.London.

The North Londoners are reported to have already had an initial bid rejected by Bologna for the Japanese international that was said to be worth £12.9m (€15m) plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons while the Italian outfit are holding out for £17.2m (€20m), Sky Sports claimed earlier this week.

Alasdair Gold revealed that the tactical plan involving Tomiyasu will see the right-back while Spurs are in possession move across to bolster the defence while Sergio Reguilon attacks the left-hand flank and looks to link up with Heung-min Son in the final third of the pitch.

Tomiyasu’s strengths are reported to lie in the defensive side of his game and will help to protect the Spurs goal while Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are on the attack.

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This strategy is likely to only work while Reguilon is in the starting eleven since Ben Davies does not possess the same attacking threat or pace as the Spaniard.  There certainly has to be a focus on us looking to attack from the flanks this season, something we have struggled to do so since Mauricio Pochettino left.

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