The rumours linking Chelsea to Nathan Ake aren’t exciting many fans, but these highlights from a game this season shows what Thomas Tuchel may see in him.
As a smaller, left footed centre back, the Dutchman can do on the left of our back three what we want Jules Kounde to do on the right. Taking the ball forward from the back line, and playing dangerous passes to the inside forwards and the wing back down his side.
When you see him playing like this – the signing sounds a lot more interesting.
You can see his highlights in the clip embedded here: