Nathan Ake spent the first half of the season on loan at Bournemouth and the young defender impressed during his time at Bournemouth before he was recalled by Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Despite admitting Bournemouth missed Nathan Ake after his return to Chelsea in January, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insists he has no problems with Chelsea’s decision to recall Ake.
“We were very thankful to Chelsea for loaning him to us in the first place,” Howe said.
“There has to be that element of trust that we are going to look after one of their brightest prospects, so we were very appreciative of the loan.
“We were of course disappointed to lose him because he was integral part of our team.
“But that is Chelsea’s right, their player, they could recall him and I have no problem with it, but obviously it impacted on us at that time.
‘We have missed him, on and off the pitch, because he is a great lad and fitted well into our team.
“They did what they felt was right for him and their club, so I have no problem with that.”