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AFC Bournemouth bring in Ake on loan

29 Jun 2016

Chelsea defender joins the Cherries for 2016/17 season after impressing at Watford last term

AFC Bournemouth have signed Chelsea defender Nathan Ake on loan for all of the 2016/17 season.

The 21-year-old Dutchman is Eddie Howe's second signing of the summer, after Emerson Hyndman’s move from Fulham.

Nathan Ake (right) made 24 Premier League appearances for Watford in 2015/16

Ake impressed in the Premier League last season on loan at Watford on loan, making 24 top-flight appearances as he won the Young Player of the Year award for a team who finished 13th on their return to the top flight and reached the FA Cup semi-finals.

Before 2015/16, the Netherlands Under-21 international made five league appearances for Chelsea, after joining them in 2011, and captained the Blues to the 2013/14 Under-21 Premier League title.

FC Bournemouth begin their second top-flight campaign with a home match against Manchester United on Saturday 13 August.

Their first pre-season match is at Portsmouth on 23 July.

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