A lot of roller coaster at the deadline day of this summer transfer window. A lot of shocking move around European clubs.
Arsenal who have been busy through out the transfer market made deadline move for Takeiro Tomiyasu, announcing his signing just 15-minutes before the transfer window closed.
The Japan international who can play as a centre or right back have been monitored by Arsenal arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur through out the summer transfer window.
The former Bologna defender could be unknown to some Arsenal fans who didn’t watch Serie A on a regular basis He has, nevertheless, been compared to one of the greatest midfielders of this generation.
According to The Athletic, who covered the Japan international’s ascent to stardom, he was taken to a Barcelona training camp at the age of 11 but was unable to gain a contract with the La Liga club.
After returning from the training, Tomiyasu was reportedly compared to Barcelona icon Sergio Busquets, who had previously played as a centre-back and defensive midfielder.
When asked about his new £20 million signing after the team’s behind-closed-doors friendly triumph against Brentford on Thursday, Mikel Arteta said that the club had been monitoring the Japan star for some time.
“Once again, we followed him for a time,” Arteta explained. We wanted a full back who could play as a centre back or in a back three, and Tomi fits the bill. He is 22 years old, but he has a lot of Serie A and international experience, as well as the traits we are seeking for.”