Former Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has tipped Tottenham Hotspur to make a move for Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake this summer.
Reports indicate that strengthening at centre-back is a priority for Spurs this summer and that the club have already enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng and Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that the North London club would ideally like to sign two new centre-backs in the window.
Ake, who is rumoured to be a long-term target for Tottenham, has struggled to get game time at City since his move to the Etihad last summer.
Kenny believes that the Dutch international would jump at the chance of joining Spurs if the Lilywhites came in for him.
The pundit told Football Insider: “I don’t see why he (Ake) wouldn’t want to join Tottenham if he’s going to get more game time.
“Tottenham is a big club with a brand new stadium. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing there next season when they can get fans back in.
“They need a centre-back so it would make sense for both of them, definitely.
“Why wouldn’t you want to leave and play regular football? He’ll want to get himself back in the frame for his country too. Simple as.
“He’s not played a lot of games and I’m sure he’ll want more game time. I’d be surprised if he turned Spurs down.
“You’d have thought his value would have dropped, especially given the current situation with the finances because of Covid. A lot of players’ value might have dropped over the season.”
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If there is truth to rumours that City will listen to offers for Ake, then I do not see why we should not be in for him. One would assume that he is likely to cost considerably less than the £40m that City paid for him last summer.
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