Man City sign Bournemouth’s Ake
Manchester City on Wednesday announced the signing of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake on a five-year deal.
City agreed a £40 million ($52 million) fee for the Netherlands centre-back, rising to a potential £41 million.
Ake is City’s second signing of the delayed summer transfer window, after the club landed Spain Under-21s winger Ferran Torres from Valencia.
“City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade,” Ake said in a club statement.
“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.” he added.