Manchester City defender Nathan Ake is keen to join West Ham United in January according to a report from Eurosport.
That is if Man City make it clear that they’re open to letting him leave the Etihad.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 26-year-old Dutchman to the London Stadium in January according to The Evening Standard.
Following long-term injuries to both Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna, strengthening at centre-back will be one of Moyes’s key priorities in January.
Manchester City ace Nathan Ake would be a very interesting option for the Hammers. There have been question marks as to whether the Holland international would have any interest in leaving the Etihad for West Ham.
It seems as though that won’t be a problem though.
Manchester City ace Nathan Ake open to West Ham switch
That’s according to Eurosport who claims that the 26-year-old would be willing to join the Hammers if Man City make it clear that they are open to letting him leave.
Ake would be a great signing for the Hammers. He has a key attribute – the fact that he is left-footed.
Standing at just 5ft 11 in, the former Chelsea ace is far from dominant in the air but he is quick along the ground.
Ake is a very strong tackler and has impressive positional awareness.
The 26-year-old is a very good Premier League defender and crucially, he can play at left-back as well.
That will be hugely attractive to Moyes considering the fact that cover for Aaron Cresswell at left-back is limited to say the least.
Ake is also a Premier League winner, and that kind of winning mentality could be crucial to West Ham as we strive for success both domestically and on the continent.
If Moyes manages to bring Ake to the London Stadium on loan in January it really would be a very good piece of business. It would be even better if we get an option to buy clause included in the deal though.