To tackle Nuno Espirito Santo’s primary problem, Tottenham have turned to an ex-Manchester United transfer target.
Nuno Espirito Santo is eager to address a severe issue at Tottenham Hotspur.
Nuno Espirito Santo, the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, wants to shake things up this summer in order to make his stamp on the team. With some faces ready to depart and new arrivals on the horizon, one of the areas that may use the greatest attention is defense.
Tottenham is allegedly close to signing Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Nuno Espirito Santo, the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, wants to shore up the club’s shaky defense, which allowed 45 goals last season.
And, according to The Athletic, he has began to address the problem, with Tomiyasu on the verge of a move to north London.
The 22-year-old is expected to cost approximately £15 million to bring in from Serie A, a lesser amount than the majority of other candidates on Tottenham’s radar.
Nuno is well aware that he faces a difficult task in rebuilding Tottenham’s defense, as Jan Vertonghen is yet to be replaced.
a dependable servant Toby Alderweireld, who is 32 years old, is likewise not getting any younger and will need to be replaced in the long run.
Tomiyasu also has the ability to play right back, albeit he is a more defensive player than the likes of Serge Aurier and, in particular, Matt Doherty.
Manchester United have been linked with a deal for Tomiyasu, but are instead concentrating on signing Raphael Varane.
Tomiyasu is a member of Japan’s Olympic team, which will compete in the Games later this month, so this will undoubtedly cause some delays.
Getting his autograph, though, would be the first in the Fabio Paratici era, boosting Spurs fans’ hopes for a better season.
Tomiyasu may not be the only centre-back on Nuno’s radar, as Jules Kounde, Milan Skriniar, and Jannik Vestergaard have all been linked with a move to Tottenham.
Davinson Sanchez could be on his way this summer, with the Colombian expected to be used as a makeweight in a deal to bring in Sevilla’s Kounde.
Tottenham have agreed to pay €30 million (£25.5 million) for Kounde’s services in exchange for Sanchez’s departure, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.