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Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake: Brother gave up career for me

Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake has revealed how his brother gave up his career to help him be successful.

Cedric gave up his own promising career in Holland for Nathan to develop his in England.

“My brother came from Holland to Chelsea with me, when I was 16," he told the Mirror. “I had to go in digs and he lived in Kingston. He basically gave his life up for me to have someone there on the weekends.

“We've always been close. He is four years older and was a really good player.

“At the age of 18 or 19, he got a move to Ado Den Haag, a professional club. He could have made the first team.

“But I went to Chelsea and he said, 'OK I want to support you and help you', so basically he gave up his football to help me."

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