Arsenal have completed the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna on permanent deal for €18m .
According to statements related on the club website Arsenal, the 22 year old Japan international defender started his career in his homeland with Avispa Fukuoka, where he developed through their youth ranks before making 45 first-team appearances between 2015 and 2017.
Takehiro Tomiyasu Career
Takehiro who completed move to Bologna in July 2019. During his time in Italy, he became a regular starter in Bologna’s defence, making 63 appearances in his two seasons with the Serie A side.
Arsenal Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted to have signed Takehiro. We’ve been watching him for a while now and we’re pleased that we have reached an agreement with Bologna. He is an important addition to our squad.”
Head Coach Mikel Arteta added that, “Takehiro is a strong defender with good experience in Serie A and at international level. He’s a versatile defender with great defensive qualities, high technical ability and composure on the ball. He will be an important member of our squad. We look forward to Takehiro joining up with us when he returns from international duty.”
Takehirowho represented Japan in the Olympics games and has made 23 appearance for the Japan national team is expected to wear the Number 18 shirt in Arsenal.