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Manchester City Sign Nathan Ake From Bournemouth

Manchester City have signed centre-back Nathan Ake from Bournemouth for a reported fee of £40 million.

Ake has put pen to paper on a five-year deal, keeping him at City until the summer of 2025.

The Netherlands international described joining Pep Guardiola’s side as a “dream”.

He said: “City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade.

“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’s Director of Football, 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.”

Ake becomes City’s second summer signing following the arrival of Valencia winger Ferran Torres, 20 on Tuesday.

 

 

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