Manchester city have continued their spending spree with the acquisition of Dutch defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old has joined from the relegated side on a five-year contract after Manchester city activated his release clause of £40m to fend off competition from other elite teams.
Ake started his footballing career at VV Wilhelmus at the age of six. He then moved to ADO Den Haag after two years, before signing for Feyenoord at the age of 12.
He then left Den Haag to Join Chelsea at the age of 16 after impressing Chelsea academy coaches in a Willem II youth tournament.
After impressive performances in Chelsea’s youth setup which involved leading the youth side to an FA cup trophy win and also captaining the under 21 to a premier league 2 win , Nathan Ake was then called to the first team and awarded his debut by Rafa Benitez on boxing day against Norwich in 2012.
He was then awardwd his full debut against Middlesbrough in an FA cup game .
However ,while at Chelsea Ake saw opportunities hard to come by and he was sent on several loan spells that included a spell at Reading ,Watford and Bournemouth where he could later impose himself as a top level defender in the season of 2016/17.
In 2017, Bournemouth forked out £20m for the defender and ever since his permanent move to the cherries ,Nathan has not looked back in terms of performances and development.
Nathan Ake is delighted to be joining England’s best team In the last decade and is hoping that he can win trophies with Pep.
City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade. Coming here is a dream for me. This is a top side full of world-class players. Everywhere you look in this squad there are big names with international pedigree. Pep 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. I know I’m going to have to work hard to get into the side, but that’s what I’m here to do. I’ll do whatever I can to make an impact and help the team win silverware.Nathan Ake
Pep Guardiola will be hoping that his new signing can help shore up the citizen’s defense that has flattered to deceive ever since the departure of Vincent Company.