The 21-year-old joined Eddie Howe’s side on a season-long loan arrangement last June and has really shown great quality during his time at the South coast, informing Antonio Conte’s decision to take him back to Chelsea.
Chelsea and Bournemouth both confirmed the decisions in statements on Sunday, with the Cherries saying: “Ake has started the last eight games he has been eligible for but Chelsea have activated an option to recall him during the opening weeks of January, and the 21-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge immediately.
“Bournemouth would like to thank Nathan for his effort over the past seven months and wish him well for the future”.
The Netherlands Under 21 spent last season on loan at Watford where he made 24 appearances for the club.
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