Man United keeping a ‘close eye’ on Nathan Ake: report

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Man United seemingly have Manchester City defender, Nathan Ake, on their list of potential transfer targets.

It can be argued that Manchester United’s biggest need going into the summer is a top-class centre-half. Harry Maguire has been great, though his partner, whoever it has been from game to game, has often flattered to deceive.

Raphael Varane is the name that has been linked with an Old Trafford move most often. Though yesterday, The Sun threw a new (and interesting) name into the ring; Nathan Ake.

The Manchester City man probably didn’t play as much as he’d have liked in 2020/21. That was mostly due to injury, I will add.

However, United are keeping a ‘close eye’ on the 26-year-old centre-back, should he become available for transfer.


It’s added Solskjaer is a ‘big fan’ of the Premier League star, who City signed from Bournemouth in a £40million+ deal less than a year ago.

My first thought is that this is a deal that’ll be nigh-on impossible to complete. Obviously, Ake won’t be ready to give up on his time at City just yet, though competition for places in that position is high. Factor in United and City hardly ever dealing with one another and it makes the move all the more unlikely.

Ake is a talented player who was the vital cog for Bournemouth. I also don’t doubt he’d improve this United starting line-up. That said, I genuinely believe this move is an absolute non-starter. Maybe it’s worth revisiting in twelve months time but even then, I just struggle to see why City would even entertain the idea of selling a centre-back who could become a crucial player for them in the not too distant future.

Would a Man United move for Nathan Ake make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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