With speculation still rife about the future of Tottenham Hotspur centre-half Toby Alderweireld, plenty of names are on the rumour mill when it comes to potential replacements for our 30-year-old Belgian and we can now add another one to the list, Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.
Now the 24-year-old Dutch international has been very impressive at Dean Court since the versatile player made the permanent switch from Chelsea, and his stock in the game has certainly risen and whilst there are those who feel he’d be a good addition given his age and what he brings to the pitch, plenty of others have baulked at the idea that he could replace Alderweireld.
Myself I’m torn, when I’ve seen him he looks quality and there are still areas of his game that he can show significant improvement on, so for me this is a Mauricio Pochettino type signing, but for a reported £40million price tag, whilst all transfers carry a risk – wouldn’t we be looking to spend that on someone with more experience who’s less of a work in progress? Or as some comments suggested, use the money for Alderweireld’s new deal.
Given the original claim comes from the Sun I’m also inherently sceptical. But in a more ideal world, Ake would come in as back up with an eye to the future on a fee that more reflected that.
Especially as worst case, we lose Toby for £25million.
Not a chance at £40m
— Shane Reid (@Shane_Reid79) June 9, 2019
Please don’t pay £40m for him ????
— Jamyl B (@Jammy_Spurs) June 9, 2019
— Chippy (@chippy_the_guv) June 9, 2019
Joe average ake"".. top players only.. or we slide down that table… tell levy to think big.. Joe's not wanted..
— Stephen king (@Stephen91314828) June 9, 2019
Imagine levy actually considering this hahaha
— Tottenham Loyal (@TottenhamLoyal) June 9, 2019
Please no. Poor player imo..
— Peter Hecktor (@PeterHecktor) June 9, 2019
Pay Toby a portion out of the 40 million upgrade his contract and invest elsewhere FFS it's not rocket science ,they'll be queuing around the block for Toby
— Kenneth #COYS (@starcoughlan) June 9, 2019
Sad fact is spurs have zero ambition. So will look to carry on their cheep wage structure
— chris cumner-price (@chriscumner) June 9, 2019