Carragher questions Man City deal for Bournemouth defender Ake

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Manchester City are set to sign Netherlands defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth after agreeing a 41 million ($53 million) deal, according to British media reports on Thursday.

Ake will most likely deputise for Laporte on the left side of central defence, but can also play at left-back or in a back three.

Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League after finishing 18th, while Manchester City finished runners-up. I just think it's interesting to see how Pep gets Ake into the team when Laporte is fit!'

Bournemouth's Nathan Ake (right) battles for the ball with Manchester City's Kyle Walker (left) and Kevin De Bruyne during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

City are in the market for a centre-back after surrendering the title to Liverpool.

Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday and Ake is one of the players who were expected to move in order to continue playing in the top flight.

After their fate was confirmed, it was nearly certain the defender, who is considered high profile, would leave the club with City being his most likely destination.

Ake featured 29 times for the Cherries this season although his performances were not enough to save Eddie Howe's side from relegation.

City are also involved in advanced negotiations with Valencia for the signing of 20-year-old winger Ferran Torres.

It is understood there is an additional £1m in add-ons as part of the deal.

City are in the market for a new winger following the departure of Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich.



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