According to Sky Sport Italia, Japanese 22-year-old Takehiro Tomiyasu is on the radar of London duo Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, with both teams set to battle it out for the defender. The transfer fee could reach €20 million!
Tottenham were the first to make an offer
According to reports, the first team to be interested in Takehiro Tomiyasu was Tottenham Hotspur. They had already submitted an offer of 18 million euros to Bologna in order to get the young defender. But Bologna turned them down and offered a fee of 20 million euros to let go of the young Japanese defender! Now another London side, Arsenal, have also entered the fray and it’s up to whichever team is willing to pay the extra 2 million euros!
Bologna have already found a replacement for Takehiro Tomiyasu
From the reports, the departure of Takehiro Tomiyasu is basically a done deal and Bologna have already found a replacement for him after his departure. Bologna signed Takehiro Tomiyasu from Spal last week for €6 million and the two sides have signed until June 2025. This player will most likely be Bologna’s replacement for the departure of Takehiro Tomiyasu! From this point of view, the chances of Takehiro Tomiyasu playing in London are already very high. After all, the $2 million difference is not that big and can still be negotiated!
Takehiro Tomiyasu joined Bologna in 2019 on a transfer from St Truidense for a fee of €7 million. He has made 63 appearances for the team so far and is still doing very well! If Takehiro Tomiyasu is eventually able to leave for €20 million, that would mean that Bologna have made €13 million from Takehiro Tomiyasu in just two years. This is perhaps the key factor why European teams are willing to bring in young Japanese players, who not only perform well on the field, but also have an appreciating value in the transfer market!
According to the statistics, Japan now has close to a hundred players playing at all levels in Europe, before gradually making the jump from the lower leagues to the higher ones! At the moment, the Japanese national team can put together two or three squads made up entirely of European league players, and such a squad puts the Japanese national team firmly in the top tier of Asian powerhouses! All these results show that if Asian players want to improve, they need to get their players to all levels of the European leagues as much as possible!