Alvaro Negredo Joins Man City In £16m Deal, Takes The No.9 Shirt (First Photo)

Chris Wright

19th, July 2013


By Chris Wright

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Alvaro Negredo is unveiled at City’s new Laser Quest facilities

Manchester City have just confirmed via their official Twitter feed that Alvaro Negredo has joined the club from Sevilla in a deal initially worth €19million (£16.4million) with €5million’s worth of add-ons (£4.2million) bunged into the mix for good measure – so let’s call it a nice, round £20million and have done with it.

Negredo has signed a three-year contract at City and will wear the vacant No.9 shirt, with the Spanish hitman now due to fly out and bolster the club’s ailing pre-season effort in South Africa.

While we’re on the subject, Fiorentina have also announced that they have agreed a fee with City for the transfer of forward Stevan Jovetic, which La Viola say is around the £22.4million mark. The deal is reportedly very close to completion as all that is left for Jovetic to do is sign the contract on the table, with City aiming to tie it up before the weekend is out.

City are doing some good (if not expensive) business this summer, no? What better way to combat a paucity of goals and attacking flair than by SIGNING ALL THE STRIKERS IN THE WORLD! Mwuhahahahahaaaaa!!!

(Image via @MCFC)

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  1. Jesus says:

    I can’t wait for the day when they gonna suffer cos of those arab money etc.

    • BLUE DAZ says:

      Jesus is a BLUE.!!! Not some bitter side swiping man-ure fan from the swamp commenting on Manchester City’s transfer business because you have done NONE of your own.!!! CTID (roll on next season)

  2. Kevin says:


    They had four first-team quality strikers at the beginning of last season. By signing Negredo and Jovetic, that brings them back up to four, so I’m not sure what the problem is…

  3. TravisKOP says:

    id like to see charts on how much each PL ‘big boy’ has spent over the last 3 seasons just out of curiosity to compare

  4. dc says:

    I don’t rate Negredo or Jovetic particularly highly (Jovetic especially– his goal tally isn’t exactly worldbeating), but we’ll see how they do. Sometimes players can be deceiving in other leagues. It’s sad though to see Dzeko, who has such a great goal tally despite being so marginalized under Mancini, pushed to the background. I really think he should be leading the line for City and would thrive with more minutes, as he did in the Bundesliga. Ditto Chicharito for United.

    Really surprised though that City have gone for more unassuming players for such big money. These 2 and Fernandinho have “javi garcia” and “Maicon” written all over them

  5. Buck says:

    @DC probably because Jovetic is a playmaker. And a flippen good one at that.

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