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Official: City Announce R966m Signing

Official: Manchester City Announce R966m Signing

By David Kappel - Jan 30, 2018 03:07 PM @kappilinho

Manchester City have announced the signing of a €65 million defender, who takes Pep Guardiola’s total spending at the club to over €500 million.

Click through the mini-gallery to see City’s six most expensive signings, according to Transfermarkt.

The Premier League leaders announced the transfer of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old joins the Citizens on a four-and-a-half-year contract after the English club matched his €65 million (R966 million) buyout clause.

“I am very happy to be here,” Laporte told City's official website.

“City are a Club with a lot of ambition and they are one of the best teams in Europe.

“I am looking forward to working under Pep Guardiola and trying to help the Club to achieve success.

“It means a lot that the Club have shown faith in me and I am excited to get started.”

Read: De Bruyne Becomes City's Highest Paid Player

Laporte’s arrival takes Guardiola’s overall spending at City to over €500 million in just two-and-a-half seasons and he is already the third high-profile defender signed by the Spaniard this season.

Do you think Laporte will help City lift silverware this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Shepherd Mtetwa Joined: 31 Mar 2016
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Shepherd Mtetwa Jan 31, 2018 09:41 AM
City doesn't sign madhalas like Sanchez, Zilatan etc Thank u Pep what a quality
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Zugo48 Joined: 03 Sep 2016
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Zugo48 Jan 31, 2018 05:08 AM
Pep always signs Quality...Welcome to the Citizens Laporte,Your arrival has long been overdue.Once again thanks to Pep Guardiola for onother young star.
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jan 30, 2018 08:22 PM
City always buy quality, this boy will add a good quality
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jan 30, 2018 08:20 PM
City mean business, he's a good defender indeed, he will add a good value at etihad
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Phikza Jan 30, 2018 06:40 PM
Welcome home boy...
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jan 30, 2018 05:54 PM
Can someone count the comments please....
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Faysal Jan 30, 2018 05:49 PM
Good defender city mean business
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Thobz10 Joined: 12 Feb 2016
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Thobz10 Jan 30, 2018 05:47 PM
They've managed to win 21 out of 24 games in that unpredictable league, certainly on their way to win thi season's EPL. Still in all the competitions up for grab.
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Golden Boots Jan 30, 2018 04:58 PM
Pep G is building a well oiled machine, pun intended!
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Piratesfan Joined: 17 Jun 2010
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Piratesfan Jan 30, 2018 04:44 PM
@Thobz10 What has this current man city won ?
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Thobz10 Joined: 12 Feb 2016
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Thobz10 Jan 30, 2018 04:41 PM
Pep Guardiola knows what he wants and simply goes for it. These aren't big name signings but smart moves. This Man city team simply doesn't deserve to play in that EPL with all those cows. They'd be better in Spain or rather go to Challenge Bayern in Bungesliga
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Piratesfan Joined: 17 Jun 2010
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Piratesfan Jan 30, 2018 04:30 PM
Chequebook manager who would be nothing without spending. This guy arrived at man city with them already having players like Aguero,De bruyne, Sterling, etc yet he is spending like somebody who is rebuilding a team.
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TMAN-B Jan 30, 2018 03:53 PM
500 million pounds, since PEP arrival at man city .......next time when someone tells you wenger is the best manager, you better believe them. he competes with this big teams with big money, but he always finishes within the top 5 with young kids and little known players....
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chilly Boy Joined: 30 Dec 2014
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chilly Boy Jan 30, 2018 03:37 PM
We are the citizens
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Warras4phefeni Jan 30, 2018 03:31 PM
Welcome to the Citizens boy hopefully you will make your mark nawe.

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