Arsenal wants Tottenham target to replace Bellerin

Arsenal has an interest in Tottenham target, Takehiro Tomiyasu as the Gunners continue to look for reinforcements for their squad.

The 22-year-old Japanese currently plays for Bologna in the Italian top flight and caught the attention of several scouts with his fine performances last season.

He is a subject of serious interest from Tottenham, who has already put in a bid for his signature.

The Lilywhites have had their opening offer rejected by the Italians but they are expected to return with an improved one for him.

Italian newspaper Il Resto del Carlino reports that although Tottenham is leading the race for his signature, Arsenal also wants to sign him.

The report claims the Gunners intend to sell Hector Bellerin to Inter Milan this summer and they want to replace the Spaniard with Tomiyasu.

He has only spent two seasons with the Italian club having joined them from Sint-Truiden in 2019.

In that time, he has already played 60 Serie A games for them suggesting that he is a reliable player.

He is also versatile and can play as a centre-back if Arsenal needs cover in that position.

Tottenham reportedly tabled around 18m euros for his signature, but Bologna wants more.

It remains unclear if Arsenal will want to spend that much on him.

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7 Comments

  1. Durand says:

    Rather this deal then White transfer. He’s more experienced, better tackles and interceptions than White, and much cheaper.

    The savings could be put towards higher quality transfers in other positions, like midfield. We could get Sanches too with the savings passing on White.

    Sambi looks good business, but as a backup not the partner for Partey.

  2. A J says:

    Arsenal will release their new home kit for the 2021/22 season – exclusively with Adidas – on 13 July.

    We’ll be assured we’re signing Mbappe, Neymar, De Bruyne, Haaland, Grealish, Van Dijk, Trent Alexander Arnold & Oblak leading up to 13th July then !!

    1. Sue says:

      Ooh the day we play Hibs!

      We’ve brought in Nicolas Jover from Man City, who will specialise in set pieces … now if he could bring KDB with him to take those set pieces, it’d be much appreciated 😂

      1. A J says:

        K D B – Whip ’round Sue ?

  3. Sid says:

    Seems a smart deal, and as Durand said he could cover a lot of bases. Also generally defensive players from Serie A are very good.

  4. Grandad says:

    Top rated Japanese international who I have seen only once.He impressed me in the match against Inter .Tall, quick , tough and two footed who is not afraid to shoot.He is comfortable at RB or CB and would be a good upgrade for Spurs or Arsenal.

  5. 03 gooner says:

    Can’t claim to know the player, highly rated in serie a though and at an affordable price wouldn’t mind this deal. Hijacking this transfer from spurs would be sweet👌

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