Tottenham transfer news: Tomiyasu latest, Aurier exit links

Tottenham transfer news: Tomiyasu latest, Aurier exit links

Tottenham transfer news

In this article, we’ll cover all of today’s Tottenham transfer news.

Tomiyasu latest

Tottenham are interested in bringing in a defender this summer and one of the players on their list is Japanese International Takehiro Tomiyasu. The Bologna man has impressed as both a centre-half and right-back in Italy.

At 22, he still has many more years to improve and has supposedly impressed the club so far.

It was reported two days ago that Spurs were indeed the main club looking to bring him in.

And this morning it was touted that the north London side have made an offer of €15m plus add-ons to sign the defender.

Maxence Lacroix info

Should Spurs be unsuccessful in signing Tomiyasu from Bologna, another player on their list is Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix.

Football.London’s Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold answered questions on the player and said the Frenchman is indeed one of the players new executive Fabio Paratici is looking at.

“Maxence Lacroix is one of a number of centre-backs Spurs and Fabio Paratici are looking closely at. The 21-year-old Frenchman has got pace on top of his defensive attributes, which is something Tottenham don’t have an abundance of in the centre of the backline.

Tottenham transfer news: Tomiyasu latest, Aurier exit links, Bale future, Lacroix interest confirmed

24 April 2021, Lower Saxony, Wolfsburg: Football: Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg – Borussia Dortmund, Matchday 31 at Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix (r) and Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner walk off the pitch. Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa – IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the regulations of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and/or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or of the match in the form of sequence pictures and/or video-like photo series. (Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Gareth Bale’s future

Spurs fans will be either pleased or disappointed to learn that Gareth Bale will not be returning to the club next season.

The Welsh international enjoyed a in different season in which there were spells of great form showing what he was truly capable of and harking back to the Bale of old. However, and typically under Jose Mourinho, he experienced long spells where he lacked consistency.

He reportedly let Spurs know ‘weeks ago’ that he would not be returning to north London.

Whether he will be part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans remains to be seen.

“Bale had fantastic world-class qualities and all that I was trying to do was help him understand his core strengths so he could fulfil his potential,” Ancelotti said.

“And by the way, I was more qualified than his agent or the president to help him with that. I told the president that I would speak with Bale myself the next day, which I did after training. I told him ‘I know that your agent spoke to the president. Why didn’t you come to speak with me about what you want?’. He said ‘Yes, OK, no problem.’”

Tottenham transfer news: Tomiyasu latest, Aurier exit links, Bale future, Lacroix interest confirmed

Tottenham Hotspur’s Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his team’s third goal and his hatrick goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 2, 2021. – – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by SHAUN BOTTERILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Serge Aurier exit links

Ivorian international Serge Aurier looks like he could be leaving the club this summer with Italian side AC Milan the reported likely destination.

Since arriving from former French champions PSG, Aurier has struggled for consistent form and always looked vulnerable to the odd mistake which leads to a goal.

It seems Spurs are now hopeful of securing a right-back replacement alongside Matt Doherty. Nuno Espirito Santo will be familiar with the full-back considering he played under the Portuguese at Wolves.

Max Aarons has been linked with a move but now developments of late have come through.

Tottenham transfer news: Tomiyasu latest, Aurier exit links, Bale future, Lacroix interest confirmed

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Joao Cancelo of Manchester City battles for possession with Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 21, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

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