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Manchester City optimistic over £41M summer signing after international break muscle injury

Manchester City are optimistic about the condition of defender Nathan Ake after he suffered a hamstring injury on international duty, according to the Telegraph.

At the time of the transfer’s completion over the summer, ESPN reported that City forked out £41M to secure Ake’s services, which seems like a hefty sum to pay for a player who has just been relegated.

However, while Bournemouth were unable to turn their fortunes around last term, Ake is an undeniably talented centre-back, something acknowledged by both Pep Guardiola and the Dutch national team.

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It was with the Netherlands that Ake suffered the hamstring injury in question, against Spain to be specific. He was forced to leave the field in the first-half, sparking fears at City that he could be facing a lengthy spell on the side lines.

However, according to the Telegraph, City are optimistic that the damage done to Ake is nothing too serious, with the 25-year-old not thought to be spending any significant period of time out of action.

From a City perspective, that’s excellent news. They appear to getting much more fortunate on the injury front than rivals Liverpool. Although, everyone is at the time of writing…

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