Report: Jose Mourinho plans raid on Manchester City for Nathan Ake
Jose Mourinho is set for a raid on the Premier League with Manchester City defender Nathan Ake firmly in his sights ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sport Witness, the new Roma boss is already preparing to cast his net over the Premier League when he gets down to transfer business.
Dutch outlet Voetbal International claimed earlier this week that the player who City signed last summer was preparing to consider his options during the summer.
Ake signed for the Citizens from Bournemouth back in August for £41 million but has found himself way down the pecking order in Pep Guardiola’s ranks.
Mourinho made an instant return to football earlier this week when he was handed the chance to take over at Roma.
He was sacked as Tottenham boss last month after 17 months in charge of the club, with Daniel Levy growing increasingly frustrated with the team’s fortunes.
Now, he’s already targeting Premier League players as he looks to get Roma challenging for honours during 2021/22.
Ake, having cost in the region of £41 million under a year ago, is unlikely to come cheap.
He is, however, a player fancied by Mourinho and having played just 11 times this season, City could be open to letting him leave.
TBR View: City should allow Ake to move on this summer
Ake looked an attractive signing on the face of things but the quality in front of him has just made earning opportunities so difficult.
John Stones and Ruben Dias have been magnificent and with Aymeric Laporte waiting in the wings, Ake has barely had a look in.
As a result, it makes perfect sense for City to part with the £92,000-a-week enforcer when the window reopens.