By Paul Robinson

12th Feb, 2020 | 5:53pm

Exclusive: Robinson reacts as Tottenham set sights on 'Top-quality' signing

Tottenham would be getting their hands on a “top-quality” player if they could sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake this summer.

The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits that the 24-year-old centre-back has his flaws but that he makes up for it in other areas.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Lilywhites have set their sights on signing the Cherries’ £40million-rated ace, believing they will be able to pry him from Eddie Howe’s men if they are relegated.

Despite a proposed fee that would put him among the 20 most expensive defenders in the world, Robinson says Spurs would be getting a brilliant player at a decent price.

Robinson told Football Insider: “At £40million, it’s a cheap price for a player of that quality. For a fee at that level, you’re getting a good player.

“He’s had another good season, for me he’s just not big enough for a centre-half, he’s not quite tall enough, not imposing enough but I think he makes up for that in other areas and he’s a top-quality centre-half.”

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Ake has played 22 times across all competitions this season, managing to find the back of the net against Southampton and Aston Villa.

He has a total of 138 Premier League appearances under his belt, as well as 11 caps for the Dutch national side.

In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED that the club are gearing up to offload a big Jose Mourinho favourite who started in win v Southampton.