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Official: City Announce R966m Signing

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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