Manchester City needed a central defender. Nathan Ake and his team agreed to City offer, although Chelsea also wanted to add Ake.
According to English media, Bournemouth and Manchester City have agreed on the transfer of Nathan Ake. So, the Dutch player will continue his career in the ranks of the “Cityzens.”
The Manchester club will pay 41 million pounds for the transfer of the central defender. This is a record amount for Bournemouth. Never before have they sold any player at such a high price.
Pep Guardiola’s team had serious problems in defense throughout the season. Due to injury, the Spanish specialist often had to put Fernandinho in the central defender position, who is actually a disruptive midfielder as well.
After Bournemouth finished 18th in the 2019/20 Premier League season and relegated to the Championship, it was clear that key players would leave the team, including Nathan Ake.
Nathan moved to Bournemouth in 2017 from Chelsea in exchange for 20 million Euros. That was a record amount for Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old Dutchman wanted to return to Chelsea, however, as it turned out, Ake did not wish to continue his career in the “Aristocrats” and preferred the London Grand, City. If we believe the English press, the transfer has already been decided, and only officialization remains.
Nathan Ake took part in 29 matches in the 2019/20 Premier League season, where he showed himself with two goals and two assists.