In talks about a transfer for Takehiro Tomiyasu prior to the Olympics, Tottenham’s priorities shifted when Cristian Romero became available.

Negotiations were then put on hold between Spurs and Bologna during the tournament, but have yet to really restart despite the player now set to return to Italy ahead of the new season.

He’s still in his home country for the time being, where he was interviewed about the international fixtures and his future, with the interest from the Premier League brought up.

About a move to England’s top-tier, Tomiyasu replied, as per Nishinippon“I think it’s the environment that can raise the growth curve. If there is an environment where I can do it at a high level, I would like to try it”.

Unsurprisingly, it appears the defender is keen on a move to the Premier League if one becomes available, which falls in line with claims from Italy that the player had been hoping to already be a Spurs player by now.

In need of a right-back, Tottenham have been scouring the market, with Tomiyasu and now Shakhtar’s Dodô seemingly on Fabio Paratici’s list of potential targets.