Man City Finally Snaffle Former Barcelona Starlet

Chris Wright

14th, December 2010

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By Chris Wright

Manchester City have confirmed that they have finally completed the signing of former Barcelona prodigy Gai Assulin on a two-and-a-half year contract this morning after tailing the Israeli youngster since he was released by the Catalans in July.

Assulin, inevitably dubbed the ‘new Messi’ at one point (though the ‘new Benayoun’ is probably closer to the mark), actually turned out for City’s second-string at the beginning of the season during a trial peroid and the 19-year-old midfielder apparently liked what he saw during his

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