Chelsea may have not signed any player into the Club but they are yet busy in the transfer window as Antonio Conte aims to have build a formidable team ahead of next season.
The Premier League Champions Chelsea have been in talks with Bournemouth over a deal for Dutch defender Nathan Ake, and now the player have completed the move in a Club record deal for the Cherries, reports ESPN.
Ake, who joined Chelsea as a teenager ascended to the senior team of the Club and was sent on loan to aid his development. The player’s loan to the Vitality Stadium last summer was cut short in the January of this year but he has become their major signing of this summer.
The deal which is worth £20m which is a record deal for the Cherries. Good business for Chelsea you may say.
Speaking of his move to Eddie Howe’s side a visibly happy Ake said on Chelsea’s website.
“I had a great time here last season so I’m really happy to be back,”
“It’s an exciting challenge. Chelsea is a great club and I learned so much there but this is a new step and the right place for me to develop even more.
“The fans haven’t seen the best of me yet. I always set the bar high so I know there is a lot of things I still have to work on. With the help of the manager here I know I can keep improving and become a better player.”
Eddie Howe to seem to be the one of the most active managers in the Premier League – they have signed on Germain Defoe and Asmir Begovic.
Ake can play in the centre-back, left back and central midfield position and you would have expected Antonio to keep the player as back up to David Luis. However, GFN understands that the player told Conte of his desire to move and play regularly.