Soccer: Japan defender Tomiyasu joins Arsenal


English Premier League side Arsenal announced the signing Tuesday of Japan international defender Takehiro Tomiyasu on a full transfer from Bologna in the Italian top flight. The London club paid a transfer fee of 19.8 million pounds ($27 million) to sign the 22-year-old Tomiyasu to a four-year deal, with an option for a one-year extension, British outlet Sky Sports reported. A youth product of J-League side Avispa Fukuoka, Tomiyasu left Japan in January 2018 for Sint-Truiden in the Belgian top flight, where he was a standout before being bought by Bologna in the summer of 2019. He has been ca...

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