Nathan Ake is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the Netherlands national team.
Nathan Ake was Manchester City’s second signing of summer 2020, arriving on a five-year deal which keeps him at the Club until 2025.
The 25-year-old defender joined from Bournemouth, where he made 109 appearances in three seasons.
Ake played predominantly at centre-half for the Cherries but is capable of playing left-back and started his career as a holding midfielder.
A 13-cap Netherlands international, he moved to England in 2011 at the age of 16, when Chelsea signed him from Feyenoord.
He made his first-team debut on Boxing Day 2012 and went on to be part of the 2013 Europa League and 2014 League Cup-winning squads.
However, first-team opportunities were limited and he embarked on several loan spells, first at Reading, before a season with Watford in 2015/16, when he won the Hornets’ Young Player of the Year award.
He joined Bournemouth on a six-month loan deal in 2016/17 and moved permanently for a club-record fee the following summer.