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Done deal: Watford sign Nathan Ake from Chelsea on loan


NATHAN AKÉ has signed for Watford on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The 20-year-old, who can play in either midfield or defence, joins up with Quique Sanchez Flores’ first-team squad for the rest of the 2015/16 Premier League campaign.

A product of Feyenoord’s youth setup, the Netherlands Under-21 international joined Chelsea at the age of 15 and made his debut two years later in a Premier League fixture against Norwich in December 2012.

He has since gone on to feature for the Blues 12 times, including appearances in both the Champions League and the Europa League, and he also won the club’s Young Player of the Year award in 2012/13.

Aké spent a short spell on loan at Reading towards the end of last season, playing five times in the Championship.

The versatile player has represented Netherlands at every youth level, and captained both the Under-17 and Under-19 sides.

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