Nathan Benjamin Aké was born on the 18th of February 1995, and he is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for the 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
Unarguably, Nathan Ake agreed to join the Chelsea youth system from Feyenoord in 2010 at age 15. The defender had played at Feyenoord since age 12 after joining the club from ADO Den Haag.
The young star made his Premier League debut on 26 December 2012 against Norwich City as a 17-year-old, replacing Juan Mata in added time at the end of a 1–0 win at Carrow Road. Nathan actually made his first start for the club in the FA Cup on 27 February 2013 in a 2–0 win against Championship team Middlesbrough.
On the 8th of August 2013, Nathan Aké signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, lasting until 2018. However, after his permanent promotion to the first team, on the 21st of October 2014, Aké made his UEFA Champions League debut from the substitutes’ bench, coming into the match for Cesc Fàbregas in the 60th minute during a 6–0 home win over Maribor, and provided an assist for Eden Hazard’s second goal.
Nathan Aké, on the 25th of March 2015, 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. Although he only made one league appearance for Chelsea the entire season, as a substitute in a 3–0 loss at West Bromwich Albion on 18 May, the then Chelsea manager José Mourinho said Aké would receive a winner’s medal for his contribution to the team that season.
However, on the 4th of December 2016, Bournemouth played Liverpool and overturned a 3–1 deficit with 15 minutes to go to win the match 4–3; Aké scoring the winning goal in the 93rd minute minutes, his third Premier League goal and the second against Liverpool.
Return to Chelsea
The Young defender was recalled by Chelsea on the 8th of January 2017, making his first appearance for the club since the recall on the 28th of January in a 4–0 FA Cup fourth-round victory over fellow West London club Brentford. Nathan Aké was also selected to start in Chelsea’s 2–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the same competition on 18 February.
It was recorded that on the 22nd of April, Aké started alongside David Luiz and César Azpilicueta in central defence in Chelsea’s 4–2 FA Cup semi-final victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
On the 30th of June 2017, Natha 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. Then on the 21st of July, it was reported his former club Chelsea had inserted a buy-back clause for Aké in his transfer contract.
The young talented defender, Nathan Aké has represented the Netherlands at every youth level since his under-15 debut in 2009, making 54 appearances in total. Reports also have it that he has captained both the U17 and the U19 teams. The defender was selected into both squads that won the UEFA European Under-17 Championships in 2011 and 2012 in Serbia and in Slovenia, respectively.
Nevertheless, a report from BBC has it that Nathan Aké was also eligible to represent the Ivory Coast through his father Moise.
The Manchester City star made his senior international debut in 2017 in a friendly against Morocco, who were beaten 1–2 by the Netherlands.
Nathan Aké Salary
As per report, it is claimed that the centre back signed a contract with Manchester City in July 2020 that pays him a remarkable amount of 2.4 million Euro (2.0 million Pound) each year. According to our calculations, he earns €6,557 (£5,661) each day and €273 (£236) per hour.
Nathan Aké ‘s Net Worth
The updated from Forbes has it that the Dutch professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City has an estimated net worth around 11 Million Euro (9.5 Million Pound).
Football League Cup: 2014–15
UEFA Europa League: 2012–13
FA Cup runner-up: 2016–17
Premier League: 2020–21, 2021–22
EFL Cup: 2020–21
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2020–21
UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2011, 2012
Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2012–13
Watford Young Player of the Season: 2015–16
AFC Bournemouth Supporters Player of the Season: 2017–18