The 26-year-old is now expected to return to Manchester ahead of the Premier League’s clash with Leicester City on September 11, but due to the circumstances of his departure it remains to be seen whether he will play a role.
Pep Guardiola may be sweating over his reinforcement options in central defense for the next game, with Aymeric Laporte suffering a minor muscle injury in Spain’s victory over Georgia.
Nathan Ake has played very little in the Netherlands’ recent World Cup qualifiers but will no longer play a role after leaving training camp on Monday.
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According to an official statement from the Netherlands on Monday:
“Nathan AkÃ©, in consultation with national coach Louis van Gaal, decided to leave training camp due to private circumstances. “
Following his exit from the national team, Nathan Ake will no longer be available for the Netherlands’ final World Cup qualifying match in Group G of the ongoing international break.
Van Gaal’s side look to hosting Turkey, with the option of getting ahead of their opponents in first place if they clinch a victory.
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The Manchester City stars remain in international service until Wednesday night at the latest, with England, Algeria, Germany and Spain among the countries currently holding some of Pep Guardiola’s stars.
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