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Bologna rejects Tottenham’s €18m bid for defender Tomiyasu

Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Tottenham have had their  €18m bid for  Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu rejected .  The English premier league side had  offered £12.9m (€15m) plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons in a bid with a total value of £15.5m (€18m).

although the  offer is close to the Serie A club’s valuation of at least £17.2m (€20m),  the club says it is still a no deal situation even as talks remain ongoing .

Tomiyasu is equally comfortable at both centre-back and right-back – both priority positions that Spurs want to strengthen this summer.

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The future of right-back Serge Aurier is in doubt, with the Ivory Coast international seeking to leave, while they have been looking to strengthen at centre-back since last summer despite signing Joe Rodon.

Tomiyasu, meanwhile, played almost an equal number of games at right-back and centre-back last season but was arguably more impressive at full-back, as the 22-year-old scored twice from the position against Atalanta and Udinese.

He also has 23 caps and a goal for Japan and his Bologna contract currently runs until 2024.

 

 

 

 

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