The Lowdown: Ake at City
The Latest: Villa interest
One of those teams is thought to be Villa, with City favouring a permanent exit for the centre-back over the coming months.
Ake at Villa Park?
Yes, get him in!
No, not needed!
The Verdict: One to watch?
Villa are short of left-back options after Matt Targett completed a permanent move to Newcastle. Ashley Young is also yet to sign a new deal, leaving Lucas Digne as the only senior option.
Bringing Ake to Villa Park would bolster Gerrard’s left-back ranks, while also adding a high-quality centre-back option.
However, Villa have already signed a centre-back this summer in Diego Carlos and now have five on the books, so one may have to make way if the club want to bring in Ake.
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