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TBR View: Tottenham are linked with a defender who could be a Jan Vertonghen replacement

Manchester City defender Nathan Ake has been linked with Tottenham, who could be a great option for the latter.

According to the Daily Star, Premier League rivals Man City may be willing to offer their star Ake in a bid to try sign Spurs frontman Harry Kane.

The report says Gabriel Jesus is another player that may be involved in a cash-plus-swap deal for Kane.

Ake, who moved to the Etihad Stadium last summer from Bournemouth, has won two trophies during his first season with Man City. 

Unfortunately, the centre-back played just 13 games across all competitions this campaign. 

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The Dutch centre-half missed a few months midway through the season with a hamstring problem, but is a part of the Netherlands squad this summer at Euro 2020.

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Nathan Ake can be Jan Vertonghen 2.0 at Tottenham

Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino were one of the best around defensively. 

The north London club boasted the formidable centre-back combination of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. As well as that, they had full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose in front of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

On paper, Ake is someone that would be a great Spurs signing. 

The 26-year-old is a proven centre-back and boasts plenty of Premier League experience. He’s also at an age where his prime years should still be ahead of him.

Interestingly, you can make a comparison between left-footed duo Ake and ex-Spurs defender Vertonghen.

The duo are both are ball-playing centre-backs.

It will help the club’s next manager if there is a left-footed centre-back available in the squad.

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