Nathan Ake

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

  1. StefanB

    StefanB Well-Known Member

    Kolo was 5'10 and he did alright.

    Not saying Ake would be ideal in any way, but you don't really notice his height disadvantage. Playing next to say someone like Saliba who's 6'4 would also help.
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  2. #Davido

    #Davido Member

    Fair point.
  3. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Height is not the same as aerial ability. He's looked fine whenever I've seen him, has a great leap and good timing.
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  4. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Height thing is a non starter for me because he’s good in the air, a unit and he’s pretty quick.

    He’s not Van Dijk as he can still make errors and isn’t overly great on the ball but I’d be happy with him if we got him for around 40M.

    Homegrown as well which is a massive plus.
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  5. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Cant find fault in this link at all. Left sided, good age, adapted and so much better than Upamecano. I'd like Zagadou though.
  6. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Yes, please. Lovely hair.
  7. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Being PL proven is more important than anything these days.

    A lot of less glamorous signings from mid table clubs like your Mane’s and Robertson seem to turn out better than your more fancy foreign imports.

    I don’t know Upemacano’s game at all but I find the bundesliga unimpressive, somebody like Ake immediately has a good chance of being a more successful signing.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
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  8. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Not sure we have the clout for this transfer anyway.
  9. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    When's the last time we bought a PL proven defender?

    EDIT: I meant before Luiz of course. Should've mentioned. However I also didn't mean a veteran player that was discarded by his club, but an actual proper defender in the prime of his career.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
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  10. StefanB

    StefanB Well-Known Member

    Silvestre :lol:

    And well David Luiz this past summer of course.
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  11. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    Silvestre. How could I forget.

    However both him and Luiz were kinda rejects from our competitors.

    Ake would be a signing that showed ambition. However I don't think he's special enough to flunk 60+ for.
  12. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Don't think he is a bad player by any means, but whenever i have seen him i have not understood why he is so hyped. What makes him a 50m player?
  13. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    The last TV deal!

    Any half decent player in the Premiership seems to start at £50m these days.
  14. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Luiz had over 150 PL apps for Chelsea, which he’s won while also finishing in the PFA team of the year.

    Definitely PL proven.
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  15. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Would love it if we signed Ake.

    Good age, PL proven, looks a great partner for Saliba, and we of all clubs should appreciate the benefits of a versatile defender given our fullback woes.
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  16. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    During the summer?
  17. yorch44

    yorch44 Well-Known Member

    But I can tell you, if you bring Koulibaly to PL he would do it great.

    I am not the best analyst with CB because I don’t know much about movement or defending as CB. I have only played as midfielder or attacker. But when I see Napoli, he always do great at defending.
  18. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Liverpool have made these signings look very attractive over the past few years. Would he choose us over a Chelsea return though?
  19. Keplaz

    Keplaz Well-Known Member

    They have Rudiger, Christensen, Zouma and Tomori. We have Luiz, Sokratis, Holding, Chambers and Mustafi. I know where I'd think I have a better chance to start...
  20. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Haven’t had the best of luck signing defenders within the league in PL era.


    Would love Ake though.

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