Pep Guardiola has made his second signing as Manchester City manager, with Spanish international Nolito arriving at the Etihad Stadium.
Nolito, 29, joins from Celta Vigo on a four-year contract and the transfer fee between the two clubs is believed to be in the region of $17 million.
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The Spanish international has scored 39 goals in 100 La Liga appearances for Celta over the past three seasons and was previously at Barcelona while Guardiola was in charge at the Nou Camp.
He has also scored five goals in 13 outings for the Spanish national team and scored against Turkey at EURO 2016.
Speaking about his move to City, the attacker was delighted to arrive in the Premier League after spending his entire career in Spain and Portugal.
“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.”
Able to play through the center or out wide, Nolito will add experience, pace, goals and guile. Think, Jesus Navas but much more clinical when he gets in the final third.
Arsenal and Liverpool were said to be looking at him over the past two transfer windows but Guardiola has used his connection with the player to push the move through.
With Ilkay Gundogan also arriving at City, the Guardiola era has begun positively when it comes to player acquisitions.