Bournemouth agree City's offer for Ake
Pep Guardiola wants to fill the loopholes in his defense to challenge for honors next season.
Manchester City have had their offer for Bournemouth defender, Nathan Ake accepted by the Cherries.
The two clubs began talks before the end of the Premier League season, with the Citizens hoping to agree on a reasonable price for the defender.
Although Bournemouth have been relegated from the Premier League, yet the £41m agreed amount for the Dutch defender defines the quality of the 25-year old who had two years remaining on his current contract with Eddie Howe’s side.
The center back was also a target of city rivals, Manchester United along with Aston Villa’s Tyron Mings.
City’s acquisition means the Red Devils might turn their focus to either Villa or Milan for Alessio Romagnoli to seek for Maguire’s partner for next season.
Pep Guardiola lost the Premier League to Liverpool after his defense failed to deal with opposition attacks. They lost nine and drew three games accumulating 81 points from 38 matches.
City have had two offers agreed in a week following Valencia’s acceptance of 25 million euros, plus 12 million euros in add-ons for 20-year-old Ferran Torres.