After being left behind by Liverpool on the 2019/20 Premier League chart, Manchester City quickly showed their determination to overthrow The Kop by recruiting two new recruits Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake.
Talking about Nathan Ake, the reason for The Citizens to bring him back to Etihad is that last season, the center-back position was clearly the biggest weakness in Pep Guardiola’s system. And even with Aymeric Laporte back, loopholes in City’s defense remain, even in their victory over Real Madrid.
Obviously, City fans expect Ake to be Laporte’s perfect partner and shine brightly in the 2020/21 season. However, according to former player Paul Merson, he is not too optimistic about the deal:
He might not be suitable for City as many people think. The city isn’t the biggest football team in the world either. “
“Sometimes they get stuck in fixed situations, and Ake isn’t going to help them improve this.”
“Never before have we seen him show leadership qualities at Bournemouth. The lack of organization in the defense has cost Bournemouth a lot of points, and it’s not Eddie Howe’s fault alone.”