Report: Man City set to beat Spurs for the signature of Dutch international

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have already been active in the transfer window having signed both Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele yesterday (Telegraph).

However, with doubts over the future of Toby Alderweireld with his £25 million transfer release clause looming large above his head, Spurs are reported to have already began their search for a potential replacement (The Sun).

Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake is said to be on Tottenham’s radar with The Sun reporting earlier this month that the North London club were ready to make a £40 million bid.

However, French news outlet L’Equipe are reporting that Manchester City have now turned their attention to the Dutch international and are prepared to offer the £40 million fee to try and tempt the Cherries to part with their star defender.

Pep Guardiola’s side were linked with a move for Ake during the January transfer window but a move failed to materialise (The Sun).

Despite his obvious quality as a defender, Ake also carries the benefit of being considered as ‘home grown’.  Despite being Dutch, he left Feyenoord for Chelsea at the age of 16 and spent his early years as a professional at Stamford Bridge.

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  1. I don’t believe Spurs were ever interested in Nathan Ake. The media have a long standing habit of linking Spurs to every Tom, Dick and Harry, 99.9% of it is bullshit. On the very odd occasion, they may strike gold.

  2. I totally agree with Ray. Poch likes his CBs to be playing with the correct foot, as a left footer Ake plays in Jan’s spot. He isn’t a Toby replacement!

    • Ray- That’s just called the media. They do it to all clubs not exclusively to Spurs. They have to sell papers somehow, and these sites spout the c rap to sell advertising.

      USA Trottenham fan- No


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