West Ham United are allegedly interested in a move to sign Nathan Ake from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from 90 Min who claim that Hammers manager David Moyes has a long-standing interest in the 27-year-old Manchester City centre-back.
Bringing a top-class centre-back to the London Stadium will be one of Moyes’s main priorities before the start of next season.
It will be of paramount importance that whichever central defender Moyes does sign is left footed as well, with a long-term replacement for Angelo Ogbonna needed.
West Ham have already been linked with moves to sign plenty of centre-backs. One of those names is Man City ace Nathan Ake.
And it seems as though the 25-capped Holland international is still very much a target for Moyes…
West Ham eyeing summer move to sign Nathan Ake
90 Min reckon that the Hammers have had a long-standing interest in signing Ake and are still keen to bring the 27-year-old to the London Stadium.
We believe that the Manchester City ace would be a very good signing indeed for West Ham.
City signed Ake from Bournemouth for around £40 million back in 2020 (BBC).
The Dutchman has not featured regularly for Pep Guardiola, however, since moving to the Etihad. Ake has made just 19 Premier League starts for Man City.
So a move away from City to West Ham in the summer would make sense for all parties involved
Ake would be a great addition for the Hammers. He has a key attribute that the Scot is after – the fact that he is left-footed.
Standing at just 5ft 11 in, the former Chelsea ace isn’t the tallest of centre-backs but he has a great leap and is very strong in the air. He’s quick along the ground as well.
Ake is a very strong tackler and has impressive positional awareness.
The 25-capped Holland international can operate as a left-back as well. And that will obviously be extremely attractive to David Moyes.
Eurosport claimed in January that Ake actually wanted to move to the London Stadium from The Etihad in order to play under David Moyes.
And if West Ham to make a genuine move to sign Nathan Ake this summer, it would be a huge sign of intent from the club.