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Potential consequences of Spurs signing Nathan Ake

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Tottenham Hotspur are in need of a break after their recent run of poor results in the Premier League as their top four hopes continue to take a hit, with Liverpool up next. 

Indeed, the recent collapse will bring fans’ minds back to the January transfer window where Spurs failed to secure a single player, as it’s now clear to see that they need to bring in reinforcements.

It appears as if Mauricio Pochettino already has his eye on a central defender, as according to the Mirror (via Daily Star), Tottenham may yet swoop for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.

Spurs are definitely in need of a central defender with Toby Alderweireld’s future hanging in the balance, so here are the potential consequences of signing Ake…

DANIEL LEVY SECURES PERFECT SANCHEZ PARTNER

Davinson Sanchez has earned regular minutes in the side in recent times and it’s safe to say that he has a bright future ahead of him at the age of 22, so he could be Spurs’ main central defender in the near future with Alderweireld possibly leaving in the summer and Jan Vertonghen getting on with age.

But, Daniel Levy will likely have to spend a large amount of money to bring him in as he’s valued at £30 million.

Finding the perfect defensive partner for the Colombian may be key in the summer and Ake appears to be the perfect man for the job. The Dutchman is very similar to Sanchez as he looks to make use of his pace, strength and aerial ability, so teams would soon find it difficult to break down Spurs with the pair of them at the heart of the defence.

JAN VERTONGHEN WORRIED

Jan Vertonghen has been a great servant over the years for Spurs but he’s not quite been at his best in North London recently, despite enjoying a couple of excellent games earlier on in the season.

Indeed, it’s safe to say that the Belgium international may be a bit worried if Levy ends up bringing Ake to the club as he’s a young, thriving central defender who would more than likely step into the side.

Vertonghen turns 32 next month, so perhaps Ake will be drafted in as his long-term replacement.

Spurs fans, do you think Ake is good enough to slot straight into your side? Join the discussion by commenting down below…


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