Reports in The Daily Star on Tuesday suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are tracking £40m-rated Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake ahead of a potential future move, but they should ditch that plan and turn their attentions to unsettled Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen instead.
Well, The Daily Star reported that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is watching the 23-year-old Netherlands international, with Toby Alderwereild’s future still in doubt as he refuses to sign a new contract.
They will face competition from Manchester United and Jose Mourinho for the Dutchman, and they perhaps should forget about him following the latest comments by Christensen, via The Times.
Despite being a regular in the Chelsea starting XI under Antonio Conte last term, the 22-year-old has found first-team minutes harder to come by under Maurizio Sarri this term with David Luiz preferred in a formation incorporating two centre-backs – rather than the three under Conte previously.
He would be a brilliant addition.
The Denmark international showed during a loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach and with the Blues last season that he has a huge amount of quality and potential, and it is surprising that he is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football this term with all three of his appearances coming in the Europa League and EFL Cup.
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The lack of game time has led to Christensen being one of the first fringe players to complain, via The Times, and it might have got to the stage where he feels he needs to leave the club to be satisfied considering he has found himself in a similar position previously.
He would surely jump at the chance to play regularly under Pochettino alongside the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez – should Alderweireld go – but they would face a tough task to persuade one of their major London rivals to sell to them.