Report: Serie A club enter race for centre-back wanted by Spurs 

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Fabio Paratici
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According to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, Atalanta have now entered the race for rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Tomiyasu has settled seamlessly into the Serie A since his move from Belgian side Sint-Truiden back in 2019.

The Japanese international has hardly put a foot wrong in his two seasons at Bologna and his performances have seemingly caught the eye of several clubs, including Tottenham.

Sky Sports reported a few days ago that Spurs’ managing director football, Fabio Paratici was in talks with Bologna over a deal for the centre-back. 

TMW now claim that Atalanta are also trying to seal a deal for the Bologna defender.

However, it is explained that Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are not willing to meet the €20m (£17m) asking price for Tomiyasu, which might allow Spurs to swoop for the defender. 

The 22-year-old could potentially help bolster two problem positions for Spurs as he has also fared competently at right-back for Bologna when he has been deployed in the position. 

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One can see the appeal of Tomiyasu for Spurs given his ability to play as a centre-back and a right-back, and Bologna’s relatively low asking price. However, he is certainly not a name who is likely to excite Spurs fans as much as the likes of Jules Kounde.

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