Bournemouth have completed the signing of Netherlands international defender Nathan Ake for a club record fee in the region of 20 million euros. Ake has signed five-year deal with the Premier League club.
“I had a great time here last season so I’m really happy to be back. It’s an exciting challenge. Chelsea is a great club and I learned so much there but this is a new step and the right place for me to develop even more. The fans haven’t seen the best of me yet. I always set the bar high so I know there is a lot of things I still have to work on.With the help of the manager here I know I can keep improving and become a better player.” said Ake.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: “I am delighted that we have completed the signing of Nathan on a permanent basis. He is someone we know all about, having had a very successful loan spell here last season. Nathan is an outstanding young player with a fantastic attitude and a great desire to learn and develop. He has a very bright future ahead of him and I’m very pleased to say that future is here.”