Newcastle hoping to sign Serie A star ahead of West Ham – Evening Standard

According to the Evening Standard, both Newcastle and West Ham are interested in signing Bologna star Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The 21-year-old is considered to be one of Japan’s brightest talents and has impressed during his first season in Serie A.

He’s played 18 times for his country and is a two-footed right back who’s also capable of playing as a central defender, holding midfielder or left-back.

Tomiyasu, who stands 6ft 2′ tall, completed a move to Bologna just last summer, leaving Belgian side Sint-Truiden in a deal worth around £6m.

Given his versatility and potential, he could fit the bill for Steve Bruce and work within the club’s buying policy – although it could be argued we need more of and out and out left-back than someone who’s made a name for himself down the right-hand side.

Here’s him in action, just incase this latest transfer link comes to something!

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One thought on “Newcastle hoping to sign Serie A star ahead of West Ham – Evening Standard

  1. We need a Left-Back period! What we don’t need is another possible utility player that doesn’t seem to have a permanent position. Can you imagine signing him and Bruce saying “It’s like signing four players in one!”

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