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Manchester City confirm €45m capture of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

Manchester City have completed the signing of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.  The central defender...



Manchester City confirm €45m c...
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Manchester City confirm €45m capture of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

Manchester City have completed the signing of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth. 

The central defender has cost the Premier League runners-up £41million (€45.5m), and he's signed a five-year deal at the Etihad.

Ake becomes City's second major signing of the summer following the arrival barely 24-hours earlier of Valencia winger Ferran Torres.

"City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade," the 25-year old Dutchman told City's website.

"Coming here is a dream for me. This is a top side full of world-class players. Everywhere you look in this squad there are big names with international pedigree.

"Pep is a manager admired across the world – what he’s done in the game speaks for itself. The success he’s had is unbelievable and the style of football he plays really appeals to me.

"I know I’m going to have to work hard to get into the side, but that’s what I’m here to do.

"I’ll do whatever I can to make an impact and help the team win silverware."

City sporting director Txiki Begiristain said, "Nathan is a quality defender. He was a leader during his time at Bournemouth, and I am so pleased we’ve managed to bring him here.

"He’s strong and quick, and we feel he has the technical and intellectual attributes needed to excel in Pep’s setup.

"Working with this squad, which is full of world-class players, will raise his level, and we are looking forward to seeing what he can achieve here in the coming years."


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