Arsenal have no intentions of negotiating the departure of Takehiro Tomiyasu amidst interest from Bayern Munich.
According to Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich are keen on having Takehiro Tomiyasu in their ranks. The 25-year-old has been on their radar of late, and they want to land him at the club in the winter transfer window. But, Arsenal have no intentions of parting ways with their Japanese international.
After a decent stint at the Italian club Bologna, Tomiyasu joined Arsenal in the summer of 2021. The 25-year-old utility man has gone from strength to strength over the years and is an important part of their first team under Mikel Arteta.
He has so far featured in 69 matches for the Gunners and has also contributed towards four goals. In the ongoing season, the Japanese international has been involved in 16 matches. The 25-year-old has been used on both flanks as well as in the heart of the defence.
Tomiyasu’s impressive performances and his versatility are two reasons why the Japanese international has caught the eye of German giants Bayer Munich. They are keen on adding him to their ranks. Thomas Tuchel is looking for more depth in defence, and the arrival of Tomiyasu will give them a huge boost as he can play anywhere in defence.
➡️ Bayern would love to sign him in winter but Arsenal doesn’t want to let him go
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 21, 2023
Bayern Munich are looking to push for his services in the winter transfer window. But, Arsenal have no intentions of sanctioning his sale midway through the season. He is important to Mikel Arteta’s plans, and they are all set to block a move in January.
The Bundesliga champions have been informed about the decision. While the German club might not be able to sign him in the winter, they are willing to wait. They are very serious about their pursuit and will return for his services in the summer of 2024.
Tomiyasu’s contract with Arsenal runs until the summer of 2025 and there is an option to extend it by another 12 months. But, with Bayern willing to prise him away from the North London club, it will be interesting to see how things develop from here on. Recent reports have claimed that they want to tie the 25-year-old utility man to a new contract.