Bayern Munich’s Pursuit of Defensive Maestro Tomiyasu Faces Arsenal Resistance

Bayern Munich is reportedly intensifying efforts to secure Takehiro Tomiyasu as Harry Kane and the team prioritize defensive versatility. Sky Germany reports that Bayern remains resolute in their pursuit of Tomiyasu in the upcoming January transfer window, having pursued him extensively last summer. The 25-year-old Japanese standout has captured Bayern’s interest due to his adeptness in playing across various defensive positions – be it centre-back, right-back, or left-back, a quality highly valued by Thomas Tuchel at the Allianz Arena.

However, despite Bayern’s keen interest, Arsenal is unwavering in their stance of retaining Tomiyasu, a player they’re unwilling to part ways with. The report indicates that the Gunners have communicated their intent to keep hold of Tomiyasu for the entire season. Nevertheless, Bayern is expected to closely monitor his situation at the Emirates and could reconsider the prospect of signing him in the Summer 2024 transfer window.

Tomiyasu, whose career commenced with Avispa Fukuoka, gained prominence during an impressive season with Belgian outfit Sint-Truiden back in 2018. His standout performances earned him a move to Serie A side Bologna, where he spent two seasons before joining Arsenal for a reported fee of £17 million. Initially facing challenges securing a starting spot in Arsenal’s lineup at the start of the 2023-24 season, Tomiyasu has recently played the full 90 minutes in the last two Premier League fixtures against Newcastle and Burnley. He aims to maintain his place as Arsenal travels to Gtech Stadium to face Brentford on Saturday.

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