Nathan Ake leaves Chelsea for Bournemounth on loan

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Chelsea have confirmed the departure of its full-back Nathan Ake to AFC Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal.

Ake spent last season on loan at Watford, playing 28 times as the club finished 13th in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup semi-final.

Confirming the youngster’s departure to Dean Court, Chelsea in a statement wrote: “Nathan Ake will spend the 2016/17 season on loan at Bournemouth.”

Ake signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea last summer and has made 12 first-team appearances for the Blues, as well as playing five times for Reading during a 2015 loan spell.

The 21-year-old moves to the south coast having also spent last season in the Premier League at Watford, where his performances at left-back won the club’s Young Player of the Year award and helped them reach the FA Cup semi-final.

Ake, who has played 12 times for Chelsea including matches in successful Europa League and League Cup campaigns, signed a new five-year contract last summer having joined our Academy in 2011. He is a Netherlands Under-21 international.