Garth Crooks has urged Chelsea to ‘seriously consider’ re-signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.
Dutch defender Ake spent 5 years at Chelsea after graduating from the Blues’ academy however solely made seven league appearances earlier than becoming a member of Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old initially joined the Cherries on mortgage however made the transfer everlasting two years in the past after impressing supervisor Eddie Howe.
Ake helped Bournemouth safe their first ever victory at Southampton on Friday evening, heading the guests forward on their approach to a 3-1 win.
Crooks was impressed by the Netherlands worldwide’s efficiency at St Mary’s and believes Chelsea ought to contemplate re-signing him from Bournemouth.
‘The shot of Nathan Ake suspended in mid-air having attacked a set piece and buried a bullet header past Angus Gunn in Southampton’s purpose was an image to behold,’ Crooks instructed BBC Sport.
‘It was not only Bournemouth’s first purpose in a historic win in opposition to their south coast rivals however a transparent indication that the Cherries meant enterprise.
‘I don’t know what Ake would value for Chelsea to purchase him again but when I used to be them I’d critically contemplate it.’
Chelsea, in the meantime, have been crushed by Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday regardless of producing a spirited efficiency at Stamford Bridge.
First-half objectives from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino helped the Reds keep their excellent begin to the season regardless of N’Golo Kante’s second-half comfort strike.
Speaking after the 2-1 loss, Blues boss Frank Lampard stated: ‘Performance-wise we have been the higher workforce.
‘We had more energy in our game, character and spirit. That’s why the group applauded on the finish. Let’s take this ahead.’
Chelsea had a purpose disallowed within the match and Lampard added: ‘We have to get on with it.
‘It is a tragic factor for the celebration and the second but when we’re on the lookout for appropriate choices that’s the place we’re at.
‘It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.’
Chelsea welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge subsequent weekend.