Man City agree £41m deal with Bournemouth for Ake

first_img There was expected to be strong interest in the 25-year-old this summer, with his departure becoming almost inevitable when Bournemouth’s relegation was confirmed last weekend. It is understood City are the only club to have so far made an offer. Ake missed the Cherries’ final three Premier League fixtures after suffering a groin injury in 4-1 win over Leicester on July 12. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careers7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Manchester City have agreed a £41million fee with Bournemouth to sign defender Nathan Ake, the PA news agency understands. The deal is worth a guaranteed £40million to the relegated Cherries, potentially rising by a further £1million. Holland international Ake has been a standout performer at the Vitality Stadium since joining from Chelsea for a reported £20million in 2017. He had previously been on loan with Eddie Howe’s side. Loading… City are in the market for a centre-back after surrendering the title to Liverpool. Star defender Aymeric Laporte missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, while England international John Stones has seemingly fallen out of favour with manager Pep Guardiola. Ake, capped 13 times by his country, has made 121 appearances for Bournemouth, scoring 11 times. Cherries boss Howe had little interest in discussing Ake’s future before the Premier League season ended. Read Also: Lampard aims to cap Chelsea comeback with FA Cup glory Asked if the player may have made his final appearance for the south-coast club after he sustained an injury against the Foxes, Howe replied: “I think it would be silly of me to comment on that, to be honest, at this moment in time. “I think next season and everything beyond it will take care of itself.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Tommy Fleetwood downbeat after British Open bid falls flat: ‘I just hope my time will come eventually’

first_img British Open 2019: J.B. Holmes racks up nightmare 87 in final round It marks the second time Fleetwood has finished runner-up in a major, having done so at Shinnecock in last year’s U.S. Open, but he concedes falling short in The Open stings more.”Shinnecock — I felt great that week. Shinnecock has a little piece of history, I shot 63 and it felt great. It was never my tournament,” Fleetwood told reporters. “Today I was much more in the mix. I’ve had a really good feeling all weekend. Related News “The other part of it is, and I’m not putting down the U.S. Open, but if I could pick one event (to win) it would be The Open. It’s my dream, and it always will be. And you’re teeing off in the last group on Sunday with a very, very good chance.”So it feels a lot rougher finishing when you feel like you’ve come so close to what you’ve dreamt as a kid. So that one just feels different.” British Open 2019: Shane Lowry reflects on stunning turnaround to victorycenter_img PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — A downbeat Tommy Fleetwood is sure he will eventually have plenty of positives to take after his “dream” of winning The Open fell flat on a difficult final day at Royal Portrush.Fleetwood could only muster a three-over 74 and finished six shots behind runaway winner Shane Lowry amid wet and windy conditions in Northern Ireland. Competitors.Friends. pic.twitter.com/opSfbaIhxH— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 21, 2019Fleetwood’s best finish in a 2019 major prior to Portrush was a tie for 36th at the Masters and having found form he remains confident of making a breakthrough in the biggest tournaments.”I think I played a lot of very, very good golf this week. I think for me personally it was nice to play more like I feel like how I should play again,” Fleetwood added.”And of course it’s my second runner-up in a major, which is great and I’m trending in the right way. I just hope my time will come eventually.”last_img read more

Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC bought by politician

first_img“By a sale agreement dated 10th April 2018 Nakumatt was sold to Mr. Francis Mureithi for value with all its assets and liabilities duly transferred to Mr. Francis Mureithi,” the affidavit read in part.“That consequently, Mr. Francis Mureithi took over the ownership of the club and neither Nakumatt Holdings under Administration nor myself have any existing or future claims in respect of or against Nakumatt Football Club,” the affidavit continued to read in part.The club has been struggling to stay afloat and has just managed to survive in the league as all the players boycotted training for the better part of the season due to unpaid salaries and allowances.The lack of financial motivation has had an adverse effect on their performance and they have lost five matches on the trot. With new financial breath coming their way, the club will now fight its way to get off the relegation zone.They will be playing Kariobangi Sharks this weekend in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12- Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC has finally found some new lease of life after being bought out by politician Francis Mureithi who contested for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat in the 2017 general elections.In an affidavit seen by Capital Sport, the club’s patron Neel Shah who is one of the managers at the club’s previous owners Nakumatt Holdings has officially handed over the team to Mureithi with all its assets.last_img read more