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Manchester City make initial contact with Bournemouth for Nathan Ake

When it comes to the transfer market, Manchester City are simply one of the best in the business.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester City are set to sign Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.

Bournemouth spent 22.8 million euros to sign the Netherlands international from Chelsea in the summer of 2017. The 25-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.

Ake has scored two goals and assisted one more across all competitions this season.

Nathan Ake
Nathan Ake

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Netherlands. As a member of Netherlands national football team, Ake won 11 caps and he scored one goal.

Nathan Ake has been in impressive form for Bournemouth this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many Premier League clubs including Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola is looking to shore up his defensive options and Bournemouth’s Ake happens to be a target.

The Netherlands international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Guardiola wants to target in the summer transfer window.

The Citizens are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

Manchester City
Manchester City

There is no doubt that Ake will take Manchester City’s defense to a different level.

According to the report, “Manchester City have opened talks with Bournemouth for Nathan Ake. The Athletic reports City are in talks with Bournemouth over a deal to sign Ake when the transfer window reopens. Pep Guardiola is desperate to strengthen his options at the back having lost Vincent Kompany last year and seen Liverpool run away with the title this season. He also has concerns over John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi, while a serious injury to Aymeric Laporte coincided with a poor spell of form earlier in the campaign. Guardiola is determined to revamp his central defence, with Ake emerging as a realistic target after being watched by City scouts for more than six months.”


Manchester City might have to pay over the odds to sign the centre-back.

Good signing for Manchester City?

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester City.

Nathan Ake is very highly rated in England and he could be a superb long term signing for the Citizens.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester City.

How strong that interest is and whether Manchester City will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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