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Manchester City to reward Nathan Ake with lucrative new contract

Manchester City are reportedly looking to reward Nathan Ake with a lucrative new contract. 

The 28-year-old’s current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires in June 2025, but City want to agree fresh terms with him. 

According to De Telegraaf, the Citizens plan to make Ake one of their highest-paid players. 

The Netherlands international played an important role in helping his side complete the continental treble last season, making 40 appearances across all competitions and scoring three goals. 

Guardiola rates him very highly, with the Spanish boss starting the centre-back in the Champions League final against Inter Milan. 

Ake started his senior career at Chelsea, earning his competitive debut in 2012 against Norwich City aged 17.

However, he didn’t get a lot of opportunities at Stamford Bridge and mostly went on loan to various clubs. 

He moved to Bournemouth in 2017 for a club-record £20 million fee and proved to be a big hit.

Ake made over 120 appearances across all competitions for the Cherries, netting 11 goals.

The defender’s impressive displays caught the attention of Man City, who signed him for £41m in 2020 following Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship. 

He failed to make a significant impact in his debut campaign due to injury problems, but his importance has grown significantly. 

The Dutch footballer started 22 Premier League matches last season, despite missing several games due to fitness issues in April and May. 

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