Date: 16th July 2021 at 3:41pm
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After being linked with what felt like every single currently out of work manager in world football, Tottenham Hotspur have finally found their man as they appointed former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo last month. 

Spurs fans have reason for optimism since Santo’s appointment, with the Portuguese manager enjoying a hugely successful spell in charge of the Midlands club, before departing in May.

Santo’s biggest challenge this summer will be persuading talisman Harry Kane to stay at the club, amid strong interest from elsewhere.

The England captain has reportedly told the club that he wishes to leave, but Spurs are understandably reluctant to sell their prized asset.

In addition to keeping Kane, the club will also look to strengthen their squad this summer after a relatively disappointing campaign last season, and it appears that they may be closing in on their first summer signing.

According to Football Insider, the North London club are close to completing a deal for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

It is suggested that the Lilywhites expect to complete a deal this month, after a breakthrough in talks with the Serie A side.

The 22-year-old reportedly ‘has his heart set’ on a move to Tottenham, and all parties involved now expect the deal to be completed.

Tomiyasu joined Bologna from Sint-Truidense in 2019, for a fee of £9 million.

The versatile defender, who has represented Japan 23 times, has already agreed personal terms on a contract with Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici, according to the report.

The deal will reportedly be worth around £15.5 million, with the majority of that as an initial fee and a small percentage in add-ons.

Being able to play comfortably at either centre-back or right-back, the defender will provide much needed competition for places across Spurs’ back four.

England international Conor Coady had been touted as another possible target for Spurs, however it’s thought they face stiff competition from Everton for the Wolves man’s signature.

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