Transfer News Nolito

Published on July 1st, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman

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City complete £13.8m signing of Nolito

An exciting 24 hours for Manchester City has been capped off with the signing of Spanish international Nolito from Celta Vigo

The 29-year-old has signed a four-year contract to become Pep Guardiola’s third summer signing.

  • Nolito, whose real name is Manuel Agudo Duran, has finalised his reunion with his old Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium
  • Guardiola gave Nolito a first-team debut, but he was largely used by Barcelona’s ‘B’ team before moving on to Benfica
  • He returned to his home country to join Celta in 2013 and won the first of his 13 international caps the following year
  • Twelve goals in La Liga last season helped secure Nolito a spot in France
  • Nolito started all four of Spain’s matches at Euro 2016 before they were knocked out in the last 16 by Italy
  • The Spaniard scored 39 goals in 103 appearances for Celta in total and will wear the No 9 shirt for City this season

All that’s left to say now is…

#WelcomeNolito!

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