Tomiyasu has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham over the past few weeks, with some sources suggesting that the North London club are close to reaching an agreement with Bologna for the sale of the 22-year-old.
The versatile defender is part of Japan’s squad for the Olympics but he missed the Blue Samurai’s opening game against South Africa due to an ankle injury.
Corriere dello Sport are now reporting that the return date and the extent of the defender’s injury are unclear despite Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu’s suggestion that he is hopeful of the player returning to action in their match against Mexico on Sunday.
The report explains that Bologna’s medical staff have received little information from their colleagues in Japan.
It is said that Spurs and Bologna are both sweating over the defender’s fitness but the injury is not expected to be an ‘insurmountable barrier’ for the two clubs.
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I believe Tomiyasu’s participation in the Olympics might be the main reason Spurs are in no hurry to get the deal for the Japanese defender over the line.
Now that the 22-year-old has picked up an injury, I suspect that the talks between the two clubs will be put on hold until the full extent of his problem becomes clear.
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