Tue 07 June 2022 | 13:29

Ake wants to stay at Manchester City amid Newcastle transfer rumors

Nathan Ake has been rumored to move away from Manchester City this summer, with Newcastle being one of the clubs suggested.

Nathan Ake has stated that he has no plans to leave

Manchester City

and that he wants to play a greater part for the team next season.

The 27-year-old joined the reigning

Premier League

champs for £40 million from relegated Bournemouth in 2020, but his debut season was marred by injury, and he only appeared 13 times.

Ake made 27 appearances for City as a center-back and left-back backup last season, albeit he is still a long way behind Ruben Dias, John Stones, and Aymeric Laporte in the central defensive chain of importance. 

When Dias was injured and Joao Cancelo was required at right-back towards the end of the season, Ake played a key part in stepping up, fuelling speculation that he might leave the Etihad in the summer in pursuit of more regular playing time.

According to reports, the Dutch international has been connected with a variety of teams, including a reunion with former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe at Newcastle.

This week, it was reported that City will demand £50 million for the defender, which might deter Newcastle.

And now, while on international duty, Ake has reinforced his own viewpoint, claiming he would 'do everything' to feature more regularly for Man City. 

"Last season was very unhappy due to injuries, I don't really count that year. This season I was really 100 percent present and I played more. You notice an improvement in yourself, how you play. I felt good." he told


Quizzed if he is striving to be a steady starter at City, Ake plainly overlooked talk of a transfer, saying: "I will go into the season with that intention. I will do everything I can to play even more."

Ake began the Netherlands' important Nations League triumph over Belgium on the left of a back-three last week, and he'll be trying to preserve his spot against Wales, Poland, and Wales in the coming week.

His City agreement, which runs through 2025, has three years left on it. 


source: SportMob

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