Manchester City have officially completed the signing of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.
The Dutchman joins from Dean Court on a deal reported to be worth around £41 million. He is set to stay until June 2025.
He said after putting on the Blue shirt, “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.”
Ake will join up City’s defensive ranks to add up to a spectacular expenditure bill at the Etihad Stadium. Since Pep Guardiola’s arrival, the Cityzens have spent around £385 million on defensive recruitments alone. That is a noteworthy amount, considering the strict FFP norms that have been put in place by the UEFA. Of course, all regulations have been relaxed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, making it easier for bigger clubs to scoop up talents on the cheap.
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