Relegated Bournemouth accepts a £41million bid for Nathan Ake from Manchester City

Ross Houston
August 1, 2020

The Citizens are likely to pick up the Bournemouth defender, after reportedly having a bid accepted by the Cherries.

Bournemouth was relegated from the Premier League on Sunday and Ake is one of the players who were expected to move in order to continue playing in the top flight.

Pep Guardiola has been looking for a left-footed centre-back for his defence and has now decided on Ake. Aymeric Laporte has struggled with injuries and has been their best defender when fit - an influence they have missed throughout the course of this campaign.

The report added that the 20-year-old Spaniard will be a replacement for David Silva who left Manchester City after 10 years in the Premier League.

Nathan Ake is all set to join Manchester City from Bournemouth this summer.

Holland global Ake has been a standout performer at the Vitality Stadium since joining from Chelsea for a reported £20m in 2017.

But United have missed out to their neighbours City, who are also on the verge of signing 20-year-old Valencia winger Ferran Torres for a fee of around £24m, nearly £80m less than his release clause.

Ake, capped 13 times by his country, has made 121 appearances for Bournemouth, scoring 11 times.

It is understand the Premier League side have agreed an initial fee of £20.9 million with Valencia and talks over potential add-ons are continuing.

City recently offloaded wantaway winger Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich and look like they will get two new additions for a bit more than the £55 million they recouped from the German's sale.

Ake had been tentatively linked with a return to Chelsea, the club that gave him his Premier League debut eight years ago, but City now appear to be clear favourites to sign the Netherlands global.

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