Napoli recently made an approach, but Arsenal rejected it. The Japanese defender has been linked to a move away from the club in recent months.
As a consistent starter for Mikel Arteta, Takehiro Tomiyasu still needs to establish himself in the team. He is still a vital member of the Spanish team, nevertheless.
He can play in any position in the backline, which greatly contributes to his adaptability. He’s shown, however, that he’s a highly competent defender as well as a player who rarely loses form.
Despite interest from Serie A, it has previously been reported that Tomiyasu wants to remain in north London.
Romano has now provided some positive news on Tomiyasu’s contract negotiations with Arsenal.
Tomiyasu is getting closer to agreeing to a new deal with Arsenal.
Romano asserted in an interview with GiveMeSport that talks between Arsenal and Tomiyasu about a new contract are “advancing very well.”
According to the transfer insider, “negotiations are advancing very well.” Tomiyasu wants to stay, but there are still some questions about the new deal’s structure to be answered.
There have been some speculations coming from Italy that suggest AC Milan, Roma, and Napoli are interested. It is accurate to say that a number of Italian teams were thinking of loaning Tomiyasu out.
“However, Arsenal made it very clear in their message that Tomiyasu would not be leaving.”
Tomiyasu is currently overseas with Japan at the Asian Cup but should return to Arsenal by mid-February.
Before suffering a calf injury in the first few days of December, the 25-year-old was having fun playing for the team.
Given the defender’s significance to this Arsenal team, Arteta will benefit greatly from reaching new terms with him.
Tomiyasu hasn’t received many starts under Arteta this season, but he still has a strong commitment to the team and is always willing to jump in and help out when needed.