Bournemouth FC has accepted a deal of £41 from Manchester City for their defender Nathan Ake who Pep Guardiola has had long term admiration for a long time.
Manchester City has been suffering with injuries to their defense department and the signing of Nathan Ake could be a welcome boost for Pep.
Laporte and Otamendi have been the two who have been standing in front of Ederson but injuries to Laporte and Stones last season meant that the club was forced to use the likes of Fernandino in a makeshift defense which affected some of their results.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been targeting at least one center-back to bolster his squad next season and Ake has been a target for a while.
The deal that has been agreed on is £40M with £1M coming in as add-ons for the Dutch international who joined Bournemouth in 2017.
It is believed that even although Bournemouth had survived relegation, Nathan Ake was still leaving the club with interest coming from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.
What does Nathan Ake Add to Manchester City?
Considering the fact that he is tall and good in ariel balls, Nathan Ake would be able to help in aspects where the likes of Laporte, Otamendi, Fernandino lack.
He is fast which could help in transitions when Manchester City is caught on a break by their opponents but most importantly, he is a goal scorer an aspect that would prove pivotal for Manchester City during set-pieces situations when they are on the offense.
Nathan has been one of the defenders in the English Premier League viewed as special and with lots of potentials and he had been very instrumental for the Cherries in his last three seasons for them.
Pep Guardiola gets himself a younger defender who has immense experience with the Premier League and will take a short time to fit right into his system as they look to dethrone Liverpool next season.
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