According to the BBC, Bournemouth has approved a £41million bid from Manchester City for Dutch center-back Nathan Ake.
The former Chelsea player is keen to stay in the top-flight following the Cherries’ relegation, and the club approved City’s bid on what could be a major blow to Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Daily Express, spurs manager Jose Mourinho will also back his weak protection this summer, and chairman Daniel Levy has been said to be open to spending £ 40 million on the Bournemouth star.
Nonetheless, it does not seem that the North Londoners were very keen on the 25-year-old because he is now expected to join Pep Guardiola at Etihad Stadium.
Jan Vertonghen has left Tottenham and the club is expected to bring in a quality replacement before the close of the transfer window.
Missing a direct competitor on Ake would bother Tottenham, but at the moment Mourinho has as its center-back choices Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Toby Alderweireld, so he might not be preparing to strengthen the role any time soon.
Seeing the quality and immense potential of the Dutch international, it would have been a great addition to Tottenham, but the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a huge blow to their finances, and the shrewd Levy would not be willing to invest too much on a center back.