City are preparing to renew Nathan Ake’s contract.
Ake, from the Netherlands, rose to prominence at Bournemouth through Chelsea youth. He is 180 cm tall and does not have a physical advantage as a center back, but his versatility, which allows him to play as a left back and defensive midfielder, further enhances his value. He has good build-up ability and is fast, so he actively participates in attacks. He has a good jumping ability and good air control ability.
In the 2017-18 season, he played a full season in the English Premier League (EPL) for the first time in his career. He has established himself as a key player in Bournemouth’s defense, featuring in all matches with great stamina. He played 105 games in the league for three seasons and grew into a quasi-level resource in the league.
He joined Manchester City ahead of the 2020-21 season. Although not in a hurry defensively, Man City, who needed rotational resources, embraced Ake. 45.3 million euros (approximately 62.7 billion won). It was by no means a small amount.
However, he has not been able to complete his position at Man City. In the 2020-21 season, Ruben Dias and John Stones formed a fantastic duo and solidified their starting position, so they seldom got a chance. In the 2021-22 season, Dias and Aymeric Laporte mainly played in the rotation.
Eventually, transfer rumors surfaced last summer. ‘My home team’ Chelsea approached. After the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Chelsea pursued a centre-back signing and made contacts with the likes 온라인카지노of Glaisson Bremer, Mathais de Ligt and Joshko Gbardiol. However, I couldn’t make progress with all the players, and even Ake was contacted.
Man City struggled but didn’t sell. And this season, Ake has emerged as Manchester City’s new hero. His build-up ability and defensive power have grown further, and he has established himself as the core of Man City’s defense. After João Cancelo was removed, Ake’s position was further strengthened.
As a result, Manchester City are preparing to renew the contract. Ake currently earns £80,000 a week (approximately 124 million won) and his contract expires in two years. However, according to the British media ‘Team Talk’, Man City is said to make a renewal offer to raise Ake’s weekly wage to 120,000 pounds (about 187 million won).