Calciomercato have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer for Bologna centre-back Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Tomiyasu has established himself as an important part of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s backline, with the Japanese international showing his competency at both centre-back and right-back.
Sky Sports were the first to report over the weekend that Spurs’ managing director football, Fabio Paratici was in talks with Bologna over a deal for Tomiyasu.
Tuttomercatoweb then reported a few days ago that Atalanta were ready to challenge Tottenham for the central defender’s signature.
Calciomercato have now revealed that Bologna have received two offers for Tomiyasu, one each from Spurs and Atalanta.
While the report does not reveal the value of the bids, it is mentioned that the 22-year-old would prefer to move to the Bergamo club over the North London side.
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It is in deals like this that one would hope Paratici’s expertise comes to the fore.
Although signing Tomiyasu might not get the fan base as excited as signing someone like Jules Kounde, the Japanese international does seem to have the attributes to develop into a top defender.
He is also likely to cost considerably lower than the Sevilla defender, with some reports putting Bolongna’s asking price at around €20m (£17m).
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