Spurs closing on Tomiyasu
After taking a lengthy amount of time to appoint their new manager in the form of Nuno Espirito Santo, Tottenham Hotspur are now moving on their primary transfer targets and look to be very close to agreeing a deal with Bologna for Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Athletic report that the two clubs are ‘finalising’ the deal with a reasonable figure looking the final fee.
The two clubs are finalising the terms of the deal, with the fee expected to be in the region of £15 million plus add-ons.
Tomiyasu will be a valuable asset to the North London club as they look to improve across a multitude of defensive roles.
The 23-year old can play both centre back and right back and has done on numerous occasions last season in Serie A.
With the future of Serge Aurier looking uncertain having a player who can support and play with existing option Matt Doherty will be key to Nuno’s squad building plans.
Koundé will ‘wait’
Despite the good news are they possible deal happening on the horizon Spurs have been knocked back regarding their chase for French international Jules Koundé.
Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has said that despite the openness to sell from Sevilla’s side, the player himself ‘prefers to wait’ on a deal.
There’s still the same feeling around Jules Koundé and Tottenham since one week. No optimism – Sevilla are open to sell Koundé for an important bid and relationship with Spurs is great, but deal not progressing. ⚪️ #THFC
Jules Koundé prefers to wait, as of today. https://t.co/setuyAp7fD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 14, 2021
Without Champions League football, Tottenham are struggling to offer players such as Koundé an attractive environment to play their football next season.
With Sevilla having UCL football for the next campaign, Koundé looks to only want to make the move should he continue to play in Europe’s elite competition.