Former Chelsea left-back Nathan Ake has no regrets over leaving the Blues in the summer for Bournemouth, the Standard reports.
Ake struggled to break into Antonio Conte’s line-up last season and is confident he made the right decision in joining the Cherries in a move the Standard believe was worth £20M.
The Dutchman hasn’t got off to a great season so far with our opponents tomorrow night as they are currently 19th in the Premier League. As per the Standard, the Champions didn’t want to sell Ake. However, the 22-year-old’s wishes were clear as he desired regular first team football.
The Standard quotes Ake saying:
“At the end of the season I just felt that the time had come. Chelsea were disappointed and wanted to keep me, but they understood as well. They didn’t want to stop me from fulfilling my dreams.”
The club’s decision to let Ake go were criticised by many fans. Another talented player that came through the youth system departed after not becoming a regular for the first team.
According to the Express, Juventus received a bid as high as £73m for their left-back Alex Sandro.
The Brazilian was a player Conte wanted but the board failed to sign Sandro. This left Marcos Alonso and Kenedy as the only options for this position.
Chelsea and Ake will be reunited briefly for tomorrow’s match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.