Bournemouth Have Reportedly Accepted £41m Nathan Ake Bid From Man City


The Cherries defender has been heavily involved with a move to the Etihad over the past few weeks and it is only a matter of time before a deal is struck.


However, news according to Sports Central, Bournemouth have reportedly accepted an offer of £41million from Manchester City for Dutch center-back Nathan Ake.


Ake has impressed this season despite the Cherries being relegated from the Premier League, and they appeared to have resigned themselves to losing him after falling in the Championship.


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is known to be keen to beef up his defense this summer, and it looks like Ake will be the first player to walk through the door.


A fee is believed to have been agreed for the player between the two clubs, which is expected to be completed in the coming days.


The former Chelsea player has made 29 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth this season, scoring two goals, providing two assists and ensuring a solid presence at the back.


He was also linked with City's bitter rivals Manchester United after cameras captured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a discussion with him at the end of a match at Old Trafford.


The Norwegian boss is reported to have said: "We need a central defender with the left foot, so go for it."


As quoted by Sports Central, responding to those comments afterwards, however, Solskjaer said: "I’ve got seven centre-backs, so I don’t know where that comes from. We’re fine."


City have had some issues this season, especially after Aymeric Laporte's long-term injury, and fans will no doubt be happy if the club try to tackle the issue immediately.


It remains to be seen whether Ake will join other clubs at the last minute, but all signs point to him joining the Premier League runners-up in the near future.


City is unlikely to end there, and they could soon announce the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres, who will put pen to paper in the coming days.


 


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