Everton is said to be watching Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiaso who may be available at an attractive price in the summer.
The 22-year-old has been making headlines thanks to his performances in Serie A this season. The Japanese international played 26 league matches to help Rosoblu reach 11th place in the standings. And many clubs are starting to notice the versatile clog. Milan has already secured an offer of 15 million euros for the Far East superstar.
This was rejected because Bologna was looking for a fee in the region of 20 million euros and Gazzetta dello Sport (trans Watch the sport) Reports that the Toffees have been tracking his progress, too.
It remains to be seen what will happen this summer, but he will not be short of suitors. West Ham was credited with an interest In September last year while Newcastle United were also linked.
Tomiyasu He started his career with the Japanese team Avispa Fukuoka. After rising to the club’s youth ranks, he made his debut with the team in October 2015.
After 54 games, Belgian first-division club Sint-Truiden came to call and signed the young player in January 2018. He formulated a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club but moved to Italy 18 months later after 40 matches.
Bologna clearly saw something in the star, paying 9 million euros for his signature. The money appears to be well spent, starting 29 matches in 2019-2020 before continuing his form this season.
They might be ready to take advantage of the Fukuoka-born player who feels comfortable playing at right back or midfield. Bologna may have rejected Milan’s initiatives but it is now said to be looking for potential buyers.
Brands have eyes on TomiyasU
Everton football director Marcel Brands is Always on the lookout for new young talent. The report alleges that Everton is “following” Tomiaso but faces competition from elsewhere.
It is not known if Milan is still keen but Bayer Leverkusen is known for its young fan. If the price stays the same, the guy with 23 Japanese hats looks like a bargain.
“It is not unlikely that he will migrate to the English Premier League or the German League in the summer,” Gazzetta added. The lure of European football might help get a deal across the line and Everton might be able to deliver.
The Merseysiders are currently eighth in the league table but have a game in hand with those above. If they won that, Carlo Ancelotti’s side would be right in fourth place.
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