Chelsea’s promising youngster, Nathan Ake has been recalled by the Blues’ manager after an emergency loan move to Reading. Ake was sent out on loan to Reading in March following request made by Steve Clarke, the Reading manager.
The initial term of the deal was for one month according to information made available on the official website of Reading, but with a possible one month extension. However, the London club has decided not to allow the player the option of extending the loan deal, and have subsequently recalled him, and he is now expected to be drafted straight back into the team.
A statement on Reading’s official website reads:
“Chelsea have asked for Nathan back so he goes back to Chelsea. We thank them for allowing Nathan to come and I think everyone has seen in the five games that he has played that he’s a top player, and that he’s got a very bright future ahead of him.”
Ake arrived the Madejski Stadium on March 25, and made five appearances for the club where he made his debut in the 1-1 draw against Cardiff City.
The promising Dutchman further played against Blackpool, Blackburn, Bournemouth and Birmingham. He was however, not included in last Saturday’s FA Cup Semi-Final match against holders Arsenal where he watched from the Wembley stands. The decision not to include him in the FA Cup match against the Gunners was based on the fact the he had already featured for the Blues in an FA Cup match earlier in the season.
Nathan Ake is one of the most promising players in the club. He is rated highly by Jose Mourinho, and no wonder he has featured regularly in the first team training this season. He was so impressive during his loan stay at Reading, which explains why Steve Clarke was reluctant to let him leave. He is reportedly a part of Jose Mourinho’s plan for next season.
With just six matches to go this season, Mourinho’s decision to recall him might not be unconnected with plans to feature him in some matches the club might consider “inconsequential.” Chelsea might move a step closer to the league title this Sunday if they could manage at least a draw against second-placed Arsenal.
20-year old Ake was a former Dutch youth international who joined Chelsea from Feyenoord in 2010. He is able to play both as a defender and as a midfielder. He made his Chelsea senior debut at the age of 17 after coming in as a substitute to replace former Chelsea midfielder, Juan Mata in an EPL match against Norwich City in 2012.