City's £41m bid for Ake accepted by Bournemouth, says report

Paola Ditto
Agosto 1, 2020

Manchester City have stepped up their efforts to improve their squad defensively for next season as they have agreed a fee in the region of £41million for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, according to Sky Sports.

Capped 13 times by the Netherlands, Ake missed Bournemouth's final three Premier League fixtures after suffering a groin injury in 4-1 win over Leicester on July 12.

This is certainly a statement of intent from City as they look to close the gap on title winners Liverpool ahead of the new season.

Manchester City have had a bid worth £41m accepted by Bournemouth for Ake and are expected to take the Dutchman to the Etihad Stadium.

But Carragher thinks two left footed centre-backs in Ake and Aymeric Laporte is not an ideal combination.

Ake came through Feyenoord's academy but left for Chelsea and then ended up at Bournemouth in 2017.

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The Bournemouth defender looks set for a switch to the Eithad after the Cherries accepted a £41m bid from Pep Guardiola's side, having been relegated from the Premier League on Sunday.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss utilised defensive midfielder Fernandinho at centre-back at times during the campaign, while central defenders John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi were used sparingly, making 16 and 24 league appearances respectively.

But United have missed out to their neighbours City, who are also on the verge of signing 20-year-old Valencia winger Ferran Torres for a fee of around £24m, nearly £80m less than his release clause.

It is understood there is an additional £1m in add-ons as part of the deal.

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