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Man United Face Premier League Competition For £40m-Rated Star

Amuda Segun

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Nathan Ake

Manchester United are interested in a move for Watford defender Nathan Ake ahead of the upcoming transfer window in January according to widespread media reports.

The Red Devils could face competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea according to a specific report from the Daily Telegraph.

Nathan Ake is a Dutch international and has made seven caps for his country.

He moved to England in 2011 after he joined the Chelsea youth team from Dutch side Feyenoord.

The centre-back failed to nail down a place in the first team and was sent out on loan to several clubs including South Coast club Bournemouth.

The 23-year-old impressed during his short loan spell with the Premier League side during the 2016/17 season and that earned him a £20m transfer to Bournemouth from the Blues last summer.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Manchester United have identified Nathan Ake as the man to improve their defence but will have to contend with London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Manchester United have conceded a whopping 13 goals in just eight league games and are crying out for defensive improvements in the form of players like Nathan Ake.

Tottenham are targeting Nathan Ake as a possible replacement for their defender Toby Alderweireld who’s out of contract at the end of the season while Chelsea could re-sign him from the South Coast club to boost their defensive options.

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