Nathan Benjamin Aké (born 18 February 1995) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the Netherlands national team. Although he predominantly plays as a centre back, he has also been deployed as a left back.
Aké agreed to join the Chelsea youth system from Feyenoord in 2010 at age 15. He had played at Feyenoord since age 12 after joining the club from ADO Den Haag.
Aké training with Watford in 2015
On 25 March 2015, Aké was loaned to Championship club Reading for one month, making his first of five appearances against Cardiff City in a 1–1 draw ten days later.
Return to Chelsea
Aké was recalled by Chelsea on 8 January 2017, making his first appearance for the club since the recall on 28 January in a 4–0 FA Cup fourth round victory over fellow West London club Brentford.
On 30 June 2017, Aké signed a contract with Premier League club Bournemouth on a permanent basis for a club record of £20 million transfer fee, with the player officially re-joining the club the following day, when the 2017 transfer window opened.
On 5 August 2020, Aké signed for Manchester City, on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of £41 million.
Aké started and debuted in City’s first game of the season, winning 3–1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers away from home in the Premier League. On 27 September 2020, he scored his first goal for City in a 2–5 home defeat against Leicester City. On 3 November 2020, Aké made his Champions League debut for City in a 3–0 home win over Olympiacos in the group stage.