Report: Spurs reach agreement in principle with Italian club for defender

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Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have reached an agreement in principle with Bologna for the transfer of Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to Calciomercato.

The report claims that Spurs have tabled an offer of €20m (£17.7m) excluding bonuses which has been accepted by the Serie A side.

It is said that there is still to be an agreement reached over the payment terms before the deal can be completed.

Tomiyasu has been back in his homeland to take part in the Olympics, with Japan set to face New Zealand in the quarter-final tomorrow morning.

Atalanta have also been monitoring the 22-year-old’s situation at Bologna, however, Spurs are fully expected to complete the transfer following the Olympics.

Tomiyasu is equally comfortable at both centre-back and right-back, two positions that desperately need bolstering.

SpursWeb Opinion

It is unlikely that a move for Tomiyasu would have any impact on any hopes of landing Cristian Romero.

Following the departure of Toby Alderweireld, Spurs should be looking to bring in two central defenders during the current transfer window.

 

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