Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that Nathan Ake will be leaving the club for a return to Chelsea.
The manager has confirmed that the defender will return to Chelsea his parent club during the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old Dutch player joined the Cherries side during the summer and was projected to stay on loan with the south-coast Premier league club for the rest of the season.
Eddie Howe told reporters recently that Nathan Ake is set to move back to Chelsea.
Speaking on the decision of Chelsea to recall the player, the Bournemouth manager said: “I am not sure why Chelsea wants Nathan Ake back though they are plenty of options to choose from, it remains unclear to me why Chelsea wants Nathan Ake back”.
Speaking further, the manager laments “with the suspension of Simon Francis and the injury of Marc Pugh and now the exit of Nathan, our defensive capability is stretched beyond measure. This would be a heavy blow to us at Bournemouth as he is a great player and have been excellent with the club. We are going to go into the market and try to get another player with similar promising talent to take his place, though this is easier said than done.”
Nathan Ake has been exceptional with the English club, making 12 appearances and scoring three goals for Howe’s team.
Blues manager Antonio Conte had his say on the player’s situation earlier this week.
The Chelsea manager said: “Ake is a very good player and now in the last five matches he has started to play with Bournemouth and he is playing in every of the game. Speaking further, the Blues manager said: “Honestly, we are evaluating Ake’s situation, because he could be an interesting addition for us in this transfer window”.