Manchester City pay £41M for Nathan Ake

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Manchester City have paid £41m to Bournemouth for the signature of their defender, Nathan Ake.

Manchester City began talks with Bournemouth over the center-back before the end of the Premier League season.

Confirmation of Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship on Sunday fast tracked the transfer.

Ake joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £20m in 2017. The 25 year old had been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, but City were quick to grab the young man.

Pep Guardiola is keen on strengthening has squad after falling 18 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League last season.

Nathan Ake is obviously the first in a series of moves Manchester City are set to make

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