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Nathan Ake pens new deal with Manchester City

Manchester City defender Nathan Ake has penned a new deal to extend his stay until 2027, as confirmed by the club.

With his previous contract expiring in 2025, City have handed him a two-year extension with a significant pay hike as a reward for his impressive performance.

The 28-year-old played an instrumental role in the Sky Blues’ treble last season, registering 41 appearances in all competitions.

He also featured in the Champions League final against Inter Milan, with City winning the contest.

Ake’s salary will rise from £130,000 per week to £160,000, making him one of the highest-paid players at Man City.

“This is the best club in the world – I have no doubts about that,” said Ake. “Being a Manchester City player makes me incredibly proud every single day.

“It’s a football club that expects excellence in every area, which makes for the perfect environment to improve. It drives me on and makes me better.

“I am at the stage of my career where I want to keep developing and I can definitely do that here.

“I also want to thank the City fans for their support. I have really felt it since I came here, and it helps me so much. My focus now is on making them proud and winning more trophies.”

Ake completed his switch from Bournemouth to the Etihad Stadium for £41 million in 2020, but he initially struggled to make his mark.

However, he has improved over the last couple of seasons, becoming a valuable player for Pep Guardiola.

The former Chelsea star sustained an injury in the recent friendly game against Bayern Munich, but it is only a minor setback.

Man City have an agreement in place to extend Rico Lewis’ contract, and they are also looking to tie down Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker to fresh terms amid exit speculation.

City have signed Mateo Kovacic in the summer transfer window while parting ways with Riyad Mahrez, who has joined Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli.

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