Manchester City have reached an agreement with Bournemouth to sign their highly rated defender Nathaniel Ake reports Sky Sports. The 25-year-old Dutch international will join City in a £41m deal and sign a five year contract in the coming days.
Ake is a talented defender who can add quality to City’s fragile back and help them keep up with Liverpool’s momentum and consistency. His versatility, physical presence and technical qualities will be key to Pep Guardiola’s determination to topple Liverpool to the Premier League title.
Here are 5 things you need to know about Nathan Ake:
Nationality– Nathan Ake is currently eligible to play for Holland, England and Ivory Coast- due to his father. His father Moise Ake is from Ivory Coast and his mum is from Holland.
Home Grown– Despite holding a Dutch National passport. The defender still counts as a home grown player at England- which is important for keeping up with UEFA regulations.
Versatility- The defender is capable of playing at left or right back, a centre back and even as a defensive midfield. His versatility will be key to Manchester City’s aim to topple Liverpool to the Premier League and hopefully, the Champions League.
Chelsea contract- According to Goal.com, Chelsea inserted a buy back contract when he joined Bournemouth back in 2017. Chelsea decides to not to activate his contract they will be paid 15% of what Bournemouth earns from his sell. That is to say they will earn £8.1m from his £41m sell to Manchester City.
Bournemouth most expensive sell- The defender is the most expensive sell Bournemouth have made in their entire history. No other player have cost that much to sell despite been relegated to the championship.