According to The Guardian reports, Manchester City is close to deciding to negotiate a Bournemouth contract for Nathan Aké.
Aké is believed to be a key recruit for a £35 m fee, as Pep Guardiola is speeding up a reconstruction of City’s defensive strategy after an unsuccessful defense of their Premier League title.
After a couple of first-team appearances, Aké joined Bournemouth for £ 20 m in 2017 quitting Chelsea. He was now closely linked to Manchester United and the Blues. Given recent setbacks by Bournemouth, the popularity of the 25-year-old Netherlands international remains strong.he was now
Until 2022 Aké is under contract at Bournemouth, but there is a sudden realization that he will leave at the end of this season.
The imminent arrival of the player will increase speculation about the existing center-backs of Guardiola, including John Stones. Mikel Arteta may be notified from his time coaching at City to the presence of a player he knows from.