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Tottenham will pip Chelsea to the signing of Dutch defender

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Tottenham are looking at options for centre-back as the club are set to lose at least one player in the position this summer. Chelsea reject Nathan Ake is the man billed with filling the vacancy at White Hart Lane. However the Blues may have a buyback clause in his contract.

Nathan Ake first set foot in England in 2011 with Chelsea. The Blue Londoners bought the young Ake from Feyenoord. After several spells out on loan, in the Dutch and English leagues, he finally was brought back to the Bridge under Conte. However, his loan club then- Bournemouth, secured a permanent transfer of the Dutch defender from Chelsea in the summer of 2017.

Nathan Ake is a Spurs target this summer to replace Toby Alderweireld
Nathan Ake is being lined up by Tottenham to replace Alderweireld

Nathan Ake is the young defender who may replace Alderweireld

The Dutch defender has played 34 league matches for the cherries this season. In addition to being a dependable centre-half, Nathan Ake also has a knack for scoring goal- mostly headers. Something he got in training session with John Terry.

The buy back clause Chelsea have in his contract may not be effective this summer as the Blues are serving a two window transfer ban. His current deal with Bournemouth lasts until 2022, so this ain’t your bargain deal. Tottenham will have to pony up a good £40 million for a player Bournemouth spend only £20 on two seasons ago. The Blues may want to stop Tottenham but there’s isn’t much they can do to stop Nathan Ake from moving to North London this summer.

All of this has emerged in the backdrop of the Toby Alderweireld saga. Alderweireld’s contract runs out next summer and Tottenham need to cash out if they don’t want to lose him for free. For a limited time this summer, Toby Alderweireld is available for £25 million. Now, that’s what I call a bargain in this market! Not some young Dutch boy called Nathan Ake for £40 million.

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