Nathan Ake

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Slartibartfast, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Thought you didn't want a young defender because Saliba needs experience next to him?
  2. Newchange

    Newchange Well-Known Member

    All these comments about Ake’s height but he’s actually very good in the hair one of his strengths and often pops up with a goal from set peices.
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  3. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Definitely it's all up to Chelsea. Personally, I just expect them to exercise their option and keep him.
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  4. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    Excellent hair game

  5. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    I find it highly unlikely that they would entertain bids below £40 million.
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  6. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    Identifying the right candidate is key when considering a potential transfer from abroad.
    Thomas Vermaelen is a good example of a defender who hit the ground running.
  7. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Yeah ideally we sign a 24-26 guy, but Ake for the price isn’t established enough.

    Then again maybe Sok and Luiz will be rejuvenated for another 18 months or so under Arteta and we can develop a younger pair in Saliba/Upamecano alongside them.
  8. Newchange

    Newchange Well-Known Member

    It’s a strange one. He was at Chelsea offered no game time went out on loan had a really good spell at Bournemouth came back to Chelsea but struggled for game time again then they sold him back to bourenmouth and added a buyback clause. If Ake has anything about him he would reject going back to Chelsea and pursue other interested clubs.
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  9. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Out of the CBs we have been linked to in Ake, Koulibaly, Upamecano, Rugani and Boateng - Ake is the clear best and stand out CB amongst them.
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  10. Newchange

    Newchange Well-Known Member

    Koulibaly is the clear best hands down I would even put upamecano slightly ahead of Ake due to the level he is playing with RB
  11. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    Beat me too it, if two similar clubs come in one being Chelsea I reckon he could reject them, I actually think Chelsea could be the least favourite to sign him, he's been there before and cast off twice, would he really want to go back?

    They are also a project like us, Utd, Tottenham, if Arteta carries on we look interesting.
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  12. Gunner-Union

    Gunner-Union Well-Known Member

    If we d

    He def is but the snobbery May mean we won’t go for a player from a lower prem team
  13. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    City will get him if they really want him but I don’t see how Chelsea’s clause affects us that much?

    If anything, it will lower Bournemouth’s asking price (to c.£40m) because they’re already bound to accept that fee from another club (if Chelsea use the clause).

    Think we’re actually more likely to get Ake if it’s a straight choice between us and Chelsea at £40m, as opposed to us being the only club interested and Bournemouth quoting us £60m.
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  14. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    This woulD be a fantastic signing if we could get him for £40m btw. However I agree with @Rex Banter that he’s likely to cost mUch more thaN that, so probably better options on the marKet.
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  15. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member Trusted

    He's going on 29 though and won't be cheAp, we're f*cKEd.
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  16. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Leave Mikel Alone!!

    I’d rather go for Mings for this price.
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  17. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    Young, proven PL experience, pacy, good distribution. Surely gonna cost more than 40m.

    And I would take him over Upa, if we are talking about the same price.
  18. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Koulibaly far too error prone for me.
  19. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    I'd rather go for Dunk if Chelsea are gonna complicate things. We dont have time to waste on a transfer saga.
  20. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    Didnt we supposedly get a top scout from from Leicester after they won the title?

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