T. Tomiyasu is a professional footballer for Arsenal in the Premier League and the Japan national team. He can play centre back or right back. T. Tomiyasu began his professional career with Avispa Fukuoka and has also played for Sint-Truiden of Belgium and Bologna of Italy before joining Arsenal in 2021.

T. Tomiyasu had previously played for multiple minor teams in Japan before receiving a callup to the senior squad in 2018. T. Tomiyasu was discovered as a youngster in his hometown of Fukuoka, Japan by the general manager of the Sanchiku Kickers, Kanji Tsuji.

Takehiro Tomiyasu Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

T. Tomiyasu was enrolled at Sanchiku Elementary School after Tsuji successfully persuaded his parents to allow him play football. T. Tomiyasu coach suggested he try out for FC Barcelona Soccer Camp when he was eleven years old.

Tottenham Fans React to T. Tomiyasu Olympics Display

T. Tomiyasu, a defender for Bologna, shined for Japan on Wednesday at the Olympic Games, and the English club Tottenham Hotspur has been trying to sign him. Because of Fabio Paratici’s familiarity with Italian football, Serie A defenders are a priority for Tottenham this summer.

T. Tomiyasu is one such player; Tottenham has been interested in the Bologna star for quite some time. The Athletic claimed earlier this month that Tottenham was close to acquiring Takehiro Tomiyasu for £15 million plus add-ons.

T. Tomiyasu is now representing Japan at the Olympic Games, where he played brilliantly on Wednesday, therefore the agreement has not been finalised as of yet.

Takefusa Kubo, Hiroki Sakai, Koji Miyoshi, and Daizen Maea scored for Japan in their 4-0 Olympic victory over France.

Tottenham Hope to Finalize T. Tomiyasu Transfer During the Olympics

The likelihood of T. Tomiyasu signing with Tottenham Hotspur this summer increases daily. But with football season in full swing, it may be a long before that happens. White Hart Lane is reportedly close to signing the Japan international defender, but he will be competing in the Olympic Games this summer at home.

That means the signing and final talks are more likely to take place in Japan than in London. On July 23, Tokyo will host the Olympic Games. Assuming T. Tomiyasu contracts within the next week or so.

T. Tomiyasu might be active with Japan up until August 7 (the date of the Gold Medal match), the same day as the Community Shield, assuming Japan ends up being in medal contention. Tottenham Hotspur will face Manchester City in the Premier League’s opening game on August 14.


In a first for the Barça Academy, they will have a representative in the Olympics. T. Tomiyasu (Japan) Currently of Bologna FC and a former student of Barça Academy Fukuoka, and Eric Garcia (Spain), currently of the senior team.