Manchester City complete the signing of Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake has completed his transfer to Manchester City. The Dutch defender has signed a multi-year deal at the Etihad Stadium joining the club in a deal worth €45m from relegated side Bournemouth. Man City have confirmed the transfer on their official website and social media channels on Wednesday.

“City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade,” Ake said on City’s official 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.”

Sporting director Txiki Begiristain added: “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.”