Newcastle and West Ham ‘enter the race for £16m-rated Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu’ after Japan star’s impressive debut season in Serie A
- West Ham and Newcastle have approached Bologna for Takehiro Tomiyasu
- Newcastle see the 21-year-old as a potential replacement for DeAndre Yedlin
- While David Moyes is looking to sure up his defensive options for next season
- The Japan International is said to be valued at around £16million by Bologna
West Ham and Newcastle United have approached Bologna for Japan International Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Magpies are interested in signing the right-back as a potential replacement for DeAndre Yedlin, who could leave United this summer, while David Moyes is looking to sure up his defensive options for next season.
Tomiyasu, who can also play as a central defence or a defensive midfielder, is said to be valued at around £16million by the Serie A side.
West Ham and Newcastle have approached Bologna to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu this summer
The 21-year-old’s price has dramatically increased since his arrival from Belgian side VV Sint-Truiden last year for £8m.
According to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper, Tomiyasu is set to spark a bidding war between both clubs as they go head-to-head for the youngster’s signature.
Newcastle see the 21-year-old as a potential replacement for outgoing DeAndre Yedlin
While David Moyes is looking to sure up his defensive options for next season with Tomiyasu
Tomiyasu has established himself as a regular at right-back for the Serie A club, scoring one goal and providing three assists in 29 games.
The defender is adept with both feet and can launch attacks with his range of passing.
He is good in the air and regarded as having a superb level of awareness and anticipation.
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