Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer for Bologna ace Takehiro Tomiyasu according to David Ornstein.
The offer from Spurs is thought to be worth €15 million (£13m) plus add-ons.
The north London outfit’s need for a new centre-back has been well-documented over the past few weeks.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s priority will be to strengthen his side’s backline, having been handed the gig at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tomiyasu bid lodged by Spurs
That’s according to David Ornstein:
Tottenham pursuing deal for Takehiro Tomiyasu. #THFC believed to have bid €15m + add-ons, Bologna want €17m guaranteed + add-ons. Atalanta keen but they’ve been told 22yo wants Spurs. Also on #MUFC list but not priority. With @CDEccleshare @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/pcw3AWFdyS
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 1, 2021
Tottenham must raise their offer by a couple of million Euros to secure his services.
The 22-year-old is a top-class centre-back, and €17m (£14.6m) would represent excellent value for Spurs.
The 23-capped Japan international made 31 Serie A appearances for Bologna last season.
During those outings he averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 3.3 clearances per game. He also won an average of 2.9 aerial duels per match.
Tomiyasu is dominant in the air, a very competent man-marker and a solid passer of the football.
He made 48.7 passes per game on average last season and recorded an impressive 82.1% completion rate.
Signing the Japanese ace for just £14.6m this summer seems like an absolute no-brainer for Tottenham.
However, we all know what Daniel Levy is like. This one could rumble on and on…and on.
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