Celebrity News: Bournemouth has broken its spending ceiling by signing again Nathan Ake. The Dutch defender, who was handed over to Chelsea in January, returns to Vitality Stadium for € 23 million! It is the most expensive signing in the history of the ‘cherries’.
The 22-year-old international defender for the Netherlands signs a long-term deal with Bournemouth and joins the signing of Defoe and Begovic
Nathan can play, indistinctly and equally well, as a central and middle center. He is strong, technical, has goal and pass. He has a lot of character and, curiously, his idol is not Dutch but tries to look like his former teammate at Chelsea, the Brazilian David Luiz for whom he feels a special devotion.
His signing for Chelsea, when the player was only 15, fostered a real battle between Chelsea and Feyenoord. Leo Beenhakker, then technical director of the Rotterdam team, accused the Londoners of being a real “white shark”, a predator of the Dutch quarries and especially his.
The club presented an official protest to the Dutch Federation and to FIFA by the attitude of Chelsea and to negotiate with a soccer player who had not reached the age of 16.
The legal trap they did was to come to an agreement with the company that represented Nathan Ake’s interests in his footballing rights. Chelsea had to fight hard with Manchester City who also wanted their signing.
Nathan Ake signed for Chelsea in December 2010 for a figure that was around 280,000 euros, a significant amount for a boy of 15 years.
Nathan Ake has been one of the great protagonists of the Euro sub 17 as captain of Holland. Next to him have been the midfielder Thon Haye (AZ Alkmaar), goalkeeper Nick Olij (AZ)) and striker Rai Vloet (PSV Eindhoven). And next to them a future crack of Ajax, Branco van den Boomen, another young man to follow closely.
Nathan Ake has been singled out by UEFA coaches in his tournament summary, pointing out his great qualities, have included him in the Euro eleven of the U17 sub. Nathan Ake is only 17 years old, but his physique and his talent Make it possible to play in professional teams. It is more than safe value.