AC Milan ready to close €20m defender

AC Milan have decided to focus on Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. The Japan international could cost around 20 million euros.

AC Milan have completed the sale of Lucas Paqueta to Lyon and want to accelerate the purchase of a new central defender. Coach Stefano Pioli needs a reinforcement in the back line and the club wants to please him as soon as possible.

Saint-Etienne’s Wesley Fofana was the top choice of the Rossoneri but he is about to join Leicester City. The French talent will continue his career in the Premier League for a figure of €35 million plus a bonus of another 5 million.

According to reports from Sky Sport, AC Milan have decided to focus on Takehiro Tomiyasu. Bologna have asked 25 million to sell Tomiyasu but the deal could be closed at around 20 million.

The Japanese defender is a ductile player, he knows how to play both as a central defender and as a right back. He comes from a very positive first season in Serie A and seems ready to take a leap forward and join an important club like AC Milan. As reported by in June, AC Milan have been following Tomiyasu for a while and initially considered him as the perfect substitue for Calabria.

Tomiyasu will turn 22 in November, he fits perfectly into the Rossoneri’s transfer policy in terms of age and future potential. Despite being young and inexperienced, he showed good personality and good qualities in defending Bologna.

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