|Nathan Benjamin Ake
|Netherlands, Ivory Coast
|Position of Play
|11 Million dollars
|32.5 Million dollars
|26 years old
|Place of Birth
|Den Haag, Netherlands
|Date of Birth
|February 18, 1995
Nathan Ake is a Centre back playing his club football for Premier League club Manchester City and the Dutch national team. He was born on February 18, 1995, at Den Haag, Netherlands, and began his football career in the year 2001 at VV Wilhelmus youth club.
Despite being the youngest in his academy team, he performed better than the rest of his teammates, however, he was shy. This did not limit him as he continued to show a promising talent in the backline and he attracted Ado Den Haag scouts prompting the club to sign him.
His talent was noticed by Feyenoord and his parents were key aiders of the transfer forcing him to leave Ado Haag to explore new opportunities at just 11 years. The move was important for his career as it prepared him for the future, he assisted his team to win the youth tournament.
At the age of 16 years, Premier League club Chelsea sort his service and Ake personally saw a huge opportunity prompting him to face the club’s technical director Leo Beenhakker and tender his intent to leave the club and explore life in a big club.
The club was left with no option but to let go of their first team perspective. On arrival at London, Ake was conjoined to the Chelsea youth team. On December 26, 2012, he made his debut in the Premier League coming on as a substitute for Juan Mata in a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
Chelsea sent him out on loan on three occasions to reading, Watford, and Bournemouth that finally signed him and after 105 appearances with three goals to his name, he joined Manchester City on August 5, 2020. He made his debut for the club in a 3-1 win over Wolves on September, 21 and after two weeks scored his first goal for the club.
Ake Market value and Net worth
The Centre back’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Ake has a market value of 35.2 million dollars. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 1.65m dollars as of July 2013 when he was 18 years old playing at Chelsea.
Ake has an estimated net worth of between 11 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
Nathan Ake Family and relationship
when finding out about his family, the names of his parents are Moise Ake who is the father, and Ineke Telder as the mother. Important to note is that his father is an immigrant who moved from Ivory Coast to Netherland and that is why Nathan Ake has dual citizenship for the two countries.
The father was an Academy Manager at VV Wilhelmus where Ake also played. He is not single as he is dating Kaylee Ramman whom they have been in love with for some time. She operates a jewelry business
Globally, Ake ranks at 193 among all players in the world. In his country Netherlands, Ake is number 7. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Premier League, he settles for position 15 at Manchester City and position 80 in the Premier League respectively.
At the Centre back, which is his main position of play, he ranks at number 32. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 1995, Ake stands at position 24. This ranking is however subject to change from time to time.
FIFA 22 rating.
Ake has an overall rating of 78 with a potential of 81. He has a rating of two in skill moves and three for the weak foot. His international reputation rating is three with work rate as medium/high. Some of the players that he compares with include Gomez, Lenglet, Mukiele, and Vertongen.
The Center-back has been involved in transfers from one club to another with the first move happening way back in July 2007 when he joined Feyenoord Youth from ADO youths. From this club, he signed for Chelsea, who loaned him to Reading, Watford, and Bournemouth that signed him for 8.8 million dollars in July 2017, and in August 2020, they sold him to Manchester City for 30.8million dollars.
Position and style of play
The Dutch is well known as a Centre back which forms the main position of play. However, Ake may be used at the defensive midfield and left-back role. He is attack-minded and plays the ball in front with great passing. When has the ball you can easily notice how comfortable he is and his versatility
Salary and contract
Nathan Ake joined Premier League club Manchester City from Bournemouth on August 5, 2020, on a five-year deal with his contract running until June 30, 2025, when it will expire. Ake pockets a salary of 92, 308 pounds a week totaling 4.8M per year at Etihad.
Trophies won by Ake
- League Cup with Chelsea in 2014-15 season.
- EUFA Europa League with Chelsea in 2012-13 season.
- Premier League with Manchester City in 2020-21 season
- EFL Cup with Manchester City in 2020-21 season
- UEFA Champions League runner-up with Manchester City in 2020-21 season
- FA Cup runner-up with Chelsea in 2016-17 season
- In 2012-13 season, he was the Chelsea Young Player of the Year.
- Player of the Season for Watford in the 2015-16 season
- 2017-18 Supporters Player of the Year at Bournemouth.