Tottenham will try to sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake if Bournemouth are relegated from the Premier League this season, according to to Football Insider.
Ake has been one of Bournemouth’s standout performers since joining the club in 2017 and has often been linked with a return to former employers Chelsea, among other sides towards the top of the table.
This season he has made 21 appearances across all competitions, scoring two goals. The centre-back netted the winer in Bournemouth’s 1-0 victory over Spurs at the Vitality Stadium towards the end of last season.
And now, Football Insider claims Tottenham are plotting move for Ake if Bournemouth fail to remain in the top-flight. Eddie Howe’s side are currently 16th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone.
Ake has played 11 times for the Netherlands national team, lining up alongside Liverpool talisman Virgil van Dijk. He has plenty of Premier League experience and would be a logical successor to Jan Vertonghen, whose Spurs contract expires in the summer.
Football Insider believes Ake is valued at £40 million, but we won’t be surprised if Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy attempts to negotiate a lower fee.