Manchester City accept deal to sign Chelsea, Manchester United target
Manchester City have apparently finished their pursuit for another defender to the detriment of Chelsea and Manchester United after the club had a £41m bid acknowledged for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.
That is as indicated by report, with Nathan Ake set to leave the recently relegated Cherries.
Manchester City had for some time been targeting central defensive fortifications in the current window.
A large number of superstar names had recently been promoted, including an ambitious swoop for one of the world’s leading centre-backs.
Aymeric Laporte’s long physical injury hampered their defensive robustness, while Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones fell less than impressive in the Spaniard’s absence.
Fernandinho was regularly played out of position, and even Eric Garcia was given an all-inclusive run in the team.
In any case, presently it shows up Dutchman Nathan Ake will be the man entrusted with supporting City’s central defence.
The 25-year-old had recently been connected with a move back to previous club Chelsea, alongside conditional theory encompassing Manchester United.
Manchester City had developed as the leaders, however, and as indicated by report, it is ‘just a short time’ before the deal is done.
The deal is apparently worth £40million to the relegated Cherries, possibly ascending by a further £1million.
One interest comes from the fact Nathan Ake and Laporte are both left-footed. At £41m, Peo Guardiola will be required to figure out how to include both of them in his starting line-ups.