The Japanese defender signed for the Gunners on the closing date. Of his transfer from Bologna for a fee of 16 million pounds.
Takehiro Tomiyasu has admitted that he nearly joined Tottenham before ultimately signing for Arsenal on deadline day.
Arsenal snapped Tomiyasu up from Bologna for £16 million ($22m). On the final day of the summer transfer window, with the 22-year-old committing to a four-year deal at Emirates Stadium.
The 22-year-old defender has made a strong start to his Gunners career, but has now revealed that he almost ended up at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium instead of linking up with Mikel Arteta’s side on the red half of north London.
Tomiyasu can play both at centre-back and at right-back. Holding onto the starting line and making impressive results since joining the army, the
22-year-old said: “I think I will not be moving to Arsenal. I imagined myself moving to Spurs, “
” On the last day of the market. The transfer collapsed. And then Arsenal came to ask to join the team with them. I immediately responded.”