Man City Signs Spanish Striker, Nolito
Manchester City have completed the signing of Spain international Nolito from Celta Vigo in a deal worth £14 million.
The 29-year-old, who will wear the No.9 shirt last worn by Alvaro Negredo, has inked a four-year deal with the club to become Pep Guardiola’s third summer signing as City manager following Ilkay Gundogan and Aaron Mooy.
Nolito, who had been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona over the past 12 months, visited City’s training ground on Wednesday to put the finishing touches to the deal.
“I’ll try to bring as much as I possibly can,” Nolito said. “I’ll do everything that the manager asks of me, try my absolute best and do everything I can to try to repeat the form I’ve shown throughout my career at various clubs.
“It’s just about trying to play my normal game and let’s hope that I can help Manchester City to win games.
“I think that Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. He knows a lot about the game and he’s going to help me progress as a player and I’m sure he’ll get the best out of me.”
City are now expected to step up their attempts to recruit Everton defender John Stones, having missed out on fellow centre-back target Aymeric Laporte after he extended his contract with Athletic Club.