Tottenham open discussions to sign Bologna and Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu

Tottenham have opened discussions to sign Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Spurs’ new managing director of football Fabio Paratici has moved toward the Serie A club about an expected deal for the Japan international.

Bologna are said to want at least £17m (€20m) for Tomiyasu, who is similarly agreeable at both centre-back and right-back – both priority positions that managerless Spurs want to reinforce this summer.

The fate of right-back Serge Aurier is in question, with the Ivory Coast international trying to leave, while they have been hoping to reinforce at centre-back since the previous summer in spite of signing Joe Rodon.

At centre-back, they like Joachim Andersen, after his great loan spell at Fulham last season, and Jannick Vestergaard of Southampton, alongside various others.

Tomiyasu, in the interim, played very nearly an equivalent number of games at right-back and centre-back last season however was apparently more amazing at full-back, as the 22-year-old scored twice from the position against Atalanta and Udinese.

He additionally has 23 caps and a goal for Japan, while his Bologna contract as of now runs until 2024.