Manchester City complete move for Chelsea and Manchester United target
Manchester City completed move for Nathan Ake, who had also been on the radars of both Chelsea and Manchester United before they decided not to sign the defender this present summer’s transfer window.
Chelsea and Manchester United both decided against a move for Nathan Ake because of questions over his physicality.
The 25-year-old completed a £41m move to Manchester City on Wednesday signing a five year deal at the Etihad.
Bournemouth’s transfer had consistently implied that Nathan Ake would look for pastures new.
Chelsea sold Nathan Ake to the Cherries three years back, got the opportunity to sign the centre-back for £40m according to a clause in his contract, however decided not to.
They had reservations over the Nathan Ake’s form and quality and will explore different roads.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard is expected to sign a defender in the coming weeks following Chelsea’s issues at the back.
The Red Devils in the mean time could also be in the market yet again opted against signing the 25-year-old.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer moved toward the player after his side had beaten Bournemouth 5-2 prior this season starting rumours about a methodology.
However, as the Blues, they had questions over his physicality and furthermore felt he didn’t impact Bournemouth’ defence.
Manchester United signed a world record defender the previous summer when they completed move for Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
Harry Maguire played alongside Victor Lindelof for a significant part of the season however Manchester United may look for new faces around there.
Nathan Ake will give stiff competition to the like of Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones on the blue portion of Manchester.
The club’s choice not to replace Vincent Kompany a year prior caused issues down the road for them, despite the fact that it wasn’t helped by Aymeric Laporte’s long-term physical issue.
However, Nathan Ake is savoring the chance to blend it in with the star studded squad at the Etihad.