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Manchester City on Wednesday announced the signing of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake on a five-year deal — the second new arrival at the Etihad in the summer transfer window. Pep Guardiola’s dethroned Premier League champions agreed a 40 million pound (USD 52 million) fee for the Netherlands centre-back, rising to a potential 41 million pound. The signing comes a day after the club announced they had landed Spain Under-21s winger Ferran Torres from Valencia.
“City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade,” Ake, 25, said in a club statement.
“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.”
City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Nathan is a quality defender.