May 10, 2021

Man City complete £41m deal for Ake

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Ake becomes City’s second summer signing after Ferran Torres from Valencia

Last Updated: 05/08/20 7:47pm

Nathan Ake has joined Manchester City from Bournemouth Nathan Ake has joined Manchester City from Bournemouth

Nathan Ake has joined Manchester City from Bournemouth

Manchester City have completed the signing of defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth for £41m on a five-year deal.

The 25-year-old completed his medical in Manchester on Wednesday, after City agreed a deal with relegated Bournemouth for the Netherlands international last week.

Ake becomes City’s second signing of the delayed summer transfer window, after the club landed Spain U21 winger Ferran Torres from Valencia.

“City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade,” Ake told Man City’s website.

“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 (Guardiola) 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.”

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