Takehiro Tomiyasu has decided to join Arsenal, and Edu is planning additional deadline-day activity.
Takehiro Tomiyasu’s transfer to Arsenal on deadline day went quite quickly.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is expected to join Arsenal on deadline day, with a rumoured £17.2 million transfer fee agreed upon. Earlier in the summer window, the versatile defender was linked with a move to Tottenham.
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Nuno Espirito Santo was looking to improve his right-back options, and Tomiyasu’s ability to play on the flanks as well as in central defense was a significant plus.
Spurs’ interest in the Japan international, though, quickly faded, with Bologna demanding a £17 million fee.
Spurs have now turned their attention to Emerson Royal, perhaps opening the door for Arsenal to sign Tomiyasu.
The links between Tomiyasu and Arsenal surfaced on deadline day, and talks appeared to proceed fast, with a deal now rumored to have been reached.
Arsenal will pay £17.2 million for the Japanese defender, plus £2.6 million in add-ons, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Personal arrangements are alleged to have been agreed upon during a medical exam scheduled for later today in Italy.
With Hector Bellerin poised to join Real Betis, he is expected to take over as Arsenal’s first-choice right-back.
Under Mikel Arteta, the Spaniard has fallen out of favor, and the Gunners boss has failed to find a suitable successor.
On the right side of defence, Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers have each appeared, but neither has been able to persuade Arteta.
Edu, on the other hand, is likely to have a busy day negotiating deals for players to leave Arsenal in the closing hours of the transfer window.
Following his outburst on Monday, Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ future remains uncertain, and he has apparently been assigned to train with the reserves.
The versatile midfielder vented his frustrations on Instagram after failing to secure a move away from the Emirates despite Everton’s interest.
The Toffees have made a loan offer for Maitland-Niles, but Arsenal are reportedly keen to keep the 24-year-old.
Willian has also departed the club, joining Corinthians only a year after signing as a free agent.
“I would want to express my gratitude to Arsenal for the chance they have provided me, as well as the wonderful welcome I have received from everyone at the club,” he wrote. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”