Jerome Boateng Confirms €12.5m Man City Switch

Chris Wright

2nd, June 2010


By Chris Wright

German international centre-back Jerome Boateng has confirmed that he is set to become a Manchester City player within the next few days, by completing a €12.5 million move from Bundesliga side Hamburger SV before the World Cup gets underway next week.

Speaking to Bild , Boateng said;

“I am going to sign on (for City) before leaving for the World Cup and the deal will be completed, it has been decided that I am moving there.

[Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini] came with two representatives to Hamburg and we chatted for one or two hours. He convinced me to make the transfer.

He believes that I will definitely need a few months to get settled in once in England, but that he sees so much potential in me that he will improve me.

Even if many people say that I am going to struggle to make the breakthrough, I am confident that I will. I am not afraid of anybody.”

The 21-year-old

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