According to a report from Football London, Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to follow up on their interest in Nathan Ake, with his £40 million asking price deemed to be too expensive for this window.
Ake seems to have joined the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Bruno Fernandes in being a name that has to be linked with a move to some of the Premier League’s biggest heavyweights as soon as the time comes to start discussing transfers.
Football London suggests that Spurs are interested in the Bournemouth man. But any Tottenham fans hoping to see the centre-back signed this month are seemingly set to be disappointed.
According to Football London, Ake’s £40 million asking price is asking too much of Spurs this month. It is noted that Jose Mourinho’s current priorities for the January window do not include signing a new centre-back.
TBR View – Spurs making right decision…this month
Ake is certainly a fantastic talent. And, perhaps unlike someone like Zaha, it would be no surprise to see the Dutchman get a big move in one of the coming windows.
But Spurs are probably making a smart decision not getting involved in the bidding this month. Mourinho is set to be without Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane for some time.
So looking at strengthening in midfield or up front surely has to be the priority. It may be an issue that can be revisited in the summer. But Tottenham are surely right to focus their attention elsewhere.