With the English Premier League season officially wrapping up over the weekend, the top teams aren't wasting any time looking to bring in some talented players to help improve their squads for next season. This includes Manchester City.
On Thursday, reports have broken stating the powerhouse club has agreed to a deal with Bournemouth for the purchase of rising central defender Nathan Ake. Ake had been linked to several clubs in Europe, but it looks like City has been able to get the job done here.
Bournemouth have accepted a £41M offer from Manchester City for central defender Nathan Ake, reports @kristemple pic.twitter.com/ySXwHdAESe— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 30, 2020
Per insider Kris Temple, Bournemouth has accepted a bid of £41 million, which is around $53 million for the centre back. That's a pretty penny for Ake's services, but there's no doubt the 25-year-old Dutchman is worth that kind of money.
For Bournemouth, this move makes complete sense too after the team finished the season in 18th place of the EPL standings. Because of this, the club, along with Watford and Norwich City, will be relegated to the Championship next season.
Ake was a force for the Cherries on defense last season, making 29 league appearances. He was also no stranger to scoring goals, finding the back of the net twice during the campaign.
He won't be asked to score many goals for Manchester City, but his quick pace and nose for the ball will certainly be a welcome addition for the club's defense moving forward.