Nathan Ake

Manchester City completed the signing of Bournemouth defender, Nathan Ake in a £41m deal.

The 25-year-old Holland international, who has since undergone a medical and penned a five-year contract, completed the move on Wednesday.

‘City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade,’ Ake said on his move.

‘Coming here is a dream for me. This is a top side full of world-class players. Everywhere you look in this squad there are big names with international pedigree.

‘Pep is a manager admired across the world – what he’s done in the game speaks for itself. The success he’s had is unbelievable and the style of football he plays really appeals to me.

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‘I know I’m going to have to work hard to get into the side, but that’s what I’m here to do. I’ll do whatever I can to make an impact and help the team win silverware.’

The Dutch centre-back’s arrival comes just a day after City announced their first deal of the summer transfer window after signing winger Ferran Torres from Valencia.