Chelsea Defender Nathan Ake signs for Bournemouth


Nathan Ake has reportedly agreed terms with Premier League Club Bournemouth and will leave Chelsea on a permanent deal this summer.

The 22-year-old Netherlands International had a loan spell at the club last season scored 3 goals in 12 games before returning to Chelsea after he got recalled.

The fee is reported to be £20m and will create a new club record signing fee. Ake will be Bournemouth’s third summer signing after Asmir Begovic also joined from Chelsea and England striker Jermain Defoe signed on Thursday.

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Ake joined Chelsea from Dutch side Feyenoord aged 16, and has two caps for Netherlands after making his debut in a friendly against Morocco in June.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: “Nathan is an outstanding young player with a fantastic attitude and a great desire to learn and develop.

“He has a very bright future ahead of him and I’m very pleased to say that future is here.”

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