Man City rope in Bournemouth defender Ake
LONDON (UK) – Manchester City have roped in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
There are media reports that City paid 40 million pounds ($52 million) to Bournemouth to sign the 25-year-old and an additional amount of 1 million pounds for add-ons.
“City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade,” Ake said in a statement, adding that, “Coming here is a dream for me. This is a top side full of world class players.
“Pep (Guardiola) is a manager admired across the world – what he’s done in the game speaks for itself. The success he’s had is unbelievable and the style of football he plays really appeals to me.”
On the last day of the season, Bournemouth were relegated from the league and Ake is one of their players who was slated to quit.
Ake of the Netherlands played as a left back and he came in through Chelsea’s youth system. He was initially loaned to Bournemouth before signing an agreement with the club permanently in June 2017.
City came third in the league and they are looking to strengthen their central defence.
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