Nathan Ake, who is reportedly a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, has received an update from Fabrizio Romano.
What’s being said?
The Italian journalist recently disclosed on Twitter that Chelsea and the 27-year-old defender had achieved a complete agreement on a transfer to Stamford Bridge, despite Fabio Paratici apparently being interested in signing the Manchester City center-back this summer.
According to the transfer insider, Pep Guardiola’s team is aware of the circumstances surrounding the Netherlands international, but they are still anticipating an official offer from Thomas Tuchel’s team that would cover their asking price of about £45 million for the defender.
“Chelsea have complete agreement with Nathan Ake on personal conditions,” Romano said in a tweet.
Man City is aware of the circumstance on the player side, but they are currently awaiting the formal offer. City is seeking between £40 and £45 million for Ake, and if he left, they want to replace him with a new centre back.
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Paratici will be livid
While it is true that Clement Lenglet was recently signed by Tottenham on a season-long loan, and it has been suggested that Paratici is still interested in bolstering Antonio Conte’s defensive options this summer, Romano’s claim that Ake has now finalised a transfer to Chelsea is sure to have incensed the sporting director.
The £26 million talent was in excellent form for City during his 14 Premier League games in 2021–2022, contributing to Guardiola’s team keeping five clean sheets while also making an average of 0.6 interceptions, 1.1 tackles, 1.5 clearances, and winning 3.9 duels – with a success rate of 66 percent – per match.
The defender who earns £100k per week and is at ease playing from left back also presented a threat going forward, scoring two goals and setting up one significant opportunity for his teammates.
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He also completed an average of 55.1 passes per game, played 1.0 long ball, and attempted 0.4 shots.
The Dutchman Bill DiFilippo labelled “unreal” received results that saw him average an incredibly admirable SofaScore match rating of 7.08, making him City’s 14th-best player during their title-winning season.
As a result, it is obvious that Ake would have been a great addition to Conte’s defensive lineup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season. As a result, we think that Paratici will be regretting missing the chance to sign the 27-year-old this summer.