Pundit predicts Tottenham to swoop for Ake and he will jump at chance to make ‘amazing’ move

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Tottenham would jump at the chance to sign Nathan Ake this summer – and the centre-back would be mad to turn them down.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that City will listen to offers for Ake.

The Dutchman will be told to look for a new club in the summer, less than 12 months after arriving in Manchester for a £40million fee.

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Football.London reports that Spurs would ideally like to sign two new centre-backs this summer.

And Kenny claims that Ake the 26-year-old fits the bill for the North Londoners.

“I don’t see why he wouldn’t want to join Tottenham if he’s going to get more game time,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Tottenham is a big club with a brand new stadium. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing there next season when they can get fans back in.

“They need a centre-back so it would make sense for both of them, definitely.

“Why wouldn’t you want to leave and play regular football? He’ll want to get himself back in the frame for his country too. Simple as.

“He’s not played a lot of games and I’m sure he’ll want more game time. I’d be surprised if he turned Spurs down.

“You’d have thought his value would have dropped, especially given the current situation with the finances because of Covid.

“A lot of players’ value might have dropped over the season.”

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Ake has featured just 12 times for City across all competitions this season.

He has been outshone by Ruben Dias and John Stones who have formed a formidable partnership at the heart of defence.

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