Nathan Ake agrees personal terms with Manchester City

By Kweku Lawrence
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Netherlands international Nathan Ake has agreed personal terms with Manchester City ahead of his move from Bournemouth, reports say.

City are on the brink of signing the central defender in the summer as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.

The Citizens are believed to have already agreed a fee with the Cherries which said to be in the region of £41 million, with the Manchester outfit paying an initial fee of £40 million, with another £1 million to come in bonuses.

The 25-year-old has been one of the standout performers at the Vitality Stadium since his arrival. He signed for the club in a deal worth £20 million in 2017 from west London side Chelsea.

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The centre-back had previously attracted interest from Manchester United and his former club, who are both said to be in the market for reinforcements.

But it is Pep Guardiola’s side who look increasingly likely to bring the player back to the Premier League after Bournemouth suffered relegation from the English top-flight in the just ended season.

Ake has been capped 13 times by his country and it is no surprise that he has gained massive attention in the last few years at the Vitality Stadium.

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Having seen his centre-back backs plagued with injuries and inconsistent performances during the 2019/20 campaign, Guardiola is ready to dig into the transfer market to provide solutions to his headache at the back of his team.

John Stones has also been rumoured to be likely to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer after being left out of the team on numerous occasions this season.

Hence, the pursuit of Ake is just what the Spanish manger has been looking for all these while at the blue side of Manchester.

The 25-year-old managed 29 outings in the league for the Cherries, scoring two times and providing two assists, but missed the last three games of the season due to injury as his side dropped into the Sky Bet Championship.

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