- Nathan Ake penned a five-year deal with the Premier League side Man City
- He is set to undergo a medical on Thursday, August 6, at the Etihad
- The Dutch international becomes City’s second summer signing after Ferran Torres arrived from Valencia
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Dutch defender Nathan Ake is officially a Manchester City player after the Premier League giants completed the transfer from relegated side Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old has signed a five-year deal and City are believed to have parted ways with £40 million.
Ake made 29 appearances for Bournemouth last season but could not stop the Cherries from suffering relegation and City instantly pounced on his services.
He becomes Guardiola’s second signing in less than 24 hours after Ferran Torres was signed from Valencia on Tuesday, August 4, for a reported £20M.
In his own words as City player, Ake expressed excitement at teaming up with a club which he considers very massive.
“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,” he said.
He also spoke on linking up with Guardiola as he revealed he looked forward to applying the manager’s tactics.
“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,” he said.
He joined Bournemouth in 2017 from Chelsea and went on to make 117 appearances for the Cherries.
On paper, Ake looks to be the perfect signing for Manchester City, who were thoroughly lacking in defence in their 2019/2020 campaign.
Notably, the Citizens outscored Champions Liverpool in the campaign but were conceding far too easily and this arguably cost them the title.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City announced the signing of Spanish winger Ferran Torres joining the Etihad landlords from Valencia on a five-year deal.
The Citizens lost the 2019/20 Premier League title to Liverpool and the club's manager Pep Guardiola made it clear that he will bolster his squad for next season.
And that process has started by getting the signature of Ferran Torres who is now Pep Guardiola's first summer signing.
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