Manchester City are the favourites to sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, according to reports in France.
The Dutchman is also said to be on Tottenham’s radar, but the Citizens are believed to be in the lead to sign the centre-back for €40m (£36m).
Some supporters on Twitter think he would be a better choice than Leicester City’s Harry Maguire:
he will b a good signing to us
— Brian Muchenagumbo (@Beemuchena) 3 July 2019
That what I want 👍
— Henry Chiu (@HenryChiu17) 3 July 2019
That will be perfect we already have 3 top centre backs bringing in another first class defender will cause chaos because they all deserve game time,let's go for Ake he's good backup
— emkay93 (@emkay28210343) 3 July 2019
Rather Ake for 40mill then Maguire for 75mill!
— james rickards (@jamesrickards5) 3 July 2019
— swampie (@swampie1337) 3 July 2019
— 🇧🇼 Bernardooo 💙 (@mancitymj14) 3 July 2019
He is good
— candra wahyudi (@candrawahyudi87) 3 July 2019
However, there a few who don’t believe that Ake is good enough for City:
Not for me
— i'm not really here (@roypaul1959) 3 July 2019
We don't have place for Ake
— Rukira Gomis (@rukirao) 3 July 2019
— bart simpson. (@kamo_malise) 3 July 2019
With Leicester apparently demanding in excess of £80m for Maguire, it does appear City are weighing up other potential options in their attempts to replace captain Vincent Kompany.
Whether Ake would be up to the task, it is debatable. The former Chelsea defender was part of a Bournemouth defence that conceded 70 goals last season.
While it would be harsh to blame the 24-year-old for the Cherries’ poor defensive record, it is a stark contrast to Maguire’s Leicester who let in 48.