BBC Sport pundit urges Chelsea FC to consider re-signing 24-year-old
Chelsea FC should consider a deal to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, according to Garth Crooks
Garth Crooks has suggested that Chelsea FC should seriously consider a move to re-sign Nathan Ake after his solid form for Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old has scored one goal in six Premier League appearances for the Cherries and his goal helped them to claim a 3-1 win over Southampton at the weekend.
Ake signed for Bournemouth from Chelsea FC on a permanent deal in the summer of 2017 after an initial loan spell with the south coast club.
The defender has been a consistent performer in Eddie Howe’s side and he will be looking to continue his fine displays this season.
Ake’s influential performance in Bournemouth’s 3-1 win over Southampton at the weekend earned him a place in Crooks’ team of the week.
And the BBC Sport pundit believes that the Blues should seriously consider a move to bring the defender back to Stamford Bridge at some point.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “The shot of Nathan Ake suspended in mid-air having attacked a set piece and buried a bullet header past Angus Gunn in Southampton’s goal was a picture to behold.
“It was not only Bournemouth’s first goal in a historic win against their south coast rivals but a clear indication that the Cherries meant business.
“I don’t know what Ake would cost for Chelsea to buy him back but if I was them I would seriously consider it.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are currently preparing for home clash against Grimsby Town in the League Cup third round on Wednesday night.
They will then return to Premier League action with a home clash against Brighton on Saturday as they bid to bounce back from their 2-1 loss to Liverpool FC last weekend.