Ake was one of Howe’s star performers on the South Coast following a £20m move from Chelsea. He was snapped up by Man City after relegation for £40million (Goal),
Yet a lack of minutes under Pep Guardiola could see him move on in January as he eyes a return to the Dutch squad for next year’s World Cup.
According to EuroSport, Eddie Howe is considering making moves for three players he signed during his time at Bournemouth – Nathan Ake, Lloyd Kelly and Jefferson Lerma.
The report states that Man City are aware of the feeling among most elite English clubs refusing to do business with Newcastle, but are not believed to have a strong opinion on doing so.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that the Magpies are in for Ake. After all, the Dutchman is seemingly surplus to requirements at Manchester City.
Due to the form of Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, he finds himself stuck behind in the pecking order.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Xtra, Many man City fans have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
£40m no less
— KΛI (@kmason7i) November 12, 2021
No way, we don’t have a sub for him, nor would be easy to sign someone else. The only reason to sell is if they put 70 mil or more on him.
— Mauricio Tarouquela (@mauriciotarou) November 12, 2021
Sell him and bring Harwood-Bellis back imo
— Tommy (@CJPalmer80) November 12, 2021
i love him but let him go play first team football
— nick⚡️ (@tuffxoo) November 12, 2021
Deserves more playing time tbf. We can promote THB and Mbete that way as well
— ²¹🐝 (@croooo21) November 12, 2021
Won’t be reluctant to let him go. Nathan has huge potential and wud love to see in first team football.
— Nick✨ (@FodenProp__) November 13, 2021
There will be a lot of fume when City pocket a 100% premium on Ake’s transfer fee in January due to the stupidity of 18 other PL clubs refusing to trade with Newcastle – any club will have an asking price for a backup CB, and Ake is a good but not exceptional player https://t.co/STm2ya8N3l
— Mark Meadowcroft (@mellotrono) November 12, 2021