Nathan Ake has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan from Chelsea following last term’s spell at Watford.

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The Dutchman, who can play at left-back and in midfield, spent last season on loan at Vicarage Road.

A story on chelseafc.com read: “Nathan Ake will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Bournemouth.

“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, a Netherlands Under-21 international, signed a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge last year and has made 12 appearances for his parent club.

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“We are delighted to welcome Nathan to AFC Bournemouth,” commented chief executive Neill Blake.

“For a player of his age he already has great experience in the Premier League and we believe he will bring a lot to our squad.

“He is an international player with great pedigree, so we are really excited to have him join us for the upcoming season.”

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