Report: Tottenham want Nathan Ake with Manchester City open to sale
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Report: Tottenham want Nathan Ake with Manchester City open to sale

Tottenham Hotspur want Nathan Ake with Manchester City open to letting the defender leave the club during the summer transfer window, according to a report from 90min.

Ake has never quite been able to establish himself as a regular starter for Pep Guardiola’s side. But the City boss is a fan of the Dutchman.

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Nevertheless, the Cityzens are open to selling the 27-year-old for the right offer. And there are a number of Premier League sides interested in signing the centre-back.

90min reports that Tottenham want Ake. Meanwhile, they face competition from the likes of West Ham and Newcastle United for the £41 million defender.

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It is noted that City still want a considerable sum for Ake – though some of his top-flight admirers want to take him on loan.

Tottenham want Nathan Ake

There is certainly no shame in not being a regular starter for City. And Ake is a player with a lot of quality.

Virgil van Dijk previously labelled his countryman ‘fantastic‘. And he is someone City paid more than £40 million to sign just two years ago.

Tottenham are still looking to sign a left-sided centre-back. They have, so far, had no luck with the likes of Alessandro Bastoni or Josko Gvardiol.

Ake would fill the void. He is excellent in possession, as you would expect from a centre-back in Guardiola’s squad. And you would imagine that he would be well suited to playing alongside Cristian Romero and Eric Dier in a back three.

Much may depend on how much City actually want for Ake. Reports have previously suggested that his asking price could be £50 million.

And Spurs are hoping to close the gap to them this year, which may impact the price. But he could certainly be a very smart signing if there is a deal to be done.

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