FORMER Dutch international Wim Kieft has questioned Manchester City's decision to make a move for Nathan Ake, describing the Cherries defender as "a bit wild".

The Daily Echo understands Cherries accepted a bid of £41million from City for the 25-year-old last week, more than double what the club signed him for from Chelsea in 2017.

But Kieft, whose glittering career included a Euro 1988 winner's medal with Netherlands, European Cup triumph with PSV Eindhoven and six Eredivisie titles during his time at PSV and Ajax, is unsure whether Ake is the right man for Pep Guardiola's side.

In quotes translated from Dutch outlets De Telegraaf and Voetbalzone, Kieft said: "Ake will discover that it is a job to play there (Man City) and that he will also have the biggest problems.

"Ake can play a nice ball and has eight years of experience in England. They have bought him on his defensive qualities, although he is strongest when he plays around the 16-metre box and that happens less often at City.

"I sometimes find him a bit wild."

He continued: "It will be a concern (for Holland) if he is considered a reinforcement for squad depth. He will earn a huge salary for five years and he will end up in a great squad."

Ake is set to compete with the likes of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Eric Garcia and Aymeric Laporte for a starting berth if he move to Man City is completed.