Chelsea will look at re-signing Dutch centre-back Nathan Ake at the end of the current transfer ban as a replacement for Brazilian defender David Luiz who has made the switch to direct Premier League rivals, if Frank Lampard feels he needs to strengthen his backline.
That’s according to Matt Law from the Telegraph, who claims that Lampard plans to active Ake’s £40million buy-back clause should he decide that David Luiz departure has had a bad impact on the Blues defence.
So would it be a good idea for former Chelsea midfielder to re-sign the Dutchman at the end of the transfer ban.
It’s certainly an interesting topic.
Ake has clearly flourished following his transfer to Bournemouth back in 2017 establishing himself as one of the key players for Eddie Howe’s side.
The 24-year-old defender has played 79 games in his two campaigns as a Cherries player, whilst also impressing in his short loan spell on the South coast the previous season.
But a move for him would only be worth it if it becomes apparent that we’re in need of defensive reinforcements over the course of the campaign.
While he would no doubt bolster the Blues defensive end, however, signing him to become a squad rotation player would only stall his career and would have a bad impact on his development.