Spain international forward Nolito, will be joining Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, after they met his release clause of £13.8million from Celta Vigo.
The 29-year-old has signed a four-year contract to become City’s third summer signing under new manager Pep, whom he has worked alongside previously.
Pep has already brought on board Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund for £20million and yesterday it was announced Aaron Mooy will be joining City from their Australian sister club Melbourne City.
Nolito started his career at Barcelona under Pep in the 2010-11 season but only made two appearances largely playing under Barcelona ‘B’ team before moving to Benfica.
The late developer then returned to his home country and played for Granada on loan, before joining Celta in 2013, where he won the first of his 13 international caps the following year.
Nolito who will wear the No 9 shirt and who is described as humble and quite made this statement for City’s official website.
“I think Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world.
“He knows a lot about the game and he’s going to help me progress as a player and I’m sure he’ll get the best out of me.
“It was a really satisfying feeling when I heard of City and Pep’s interest in me. I’m very fortunate that it was he who handed me my debut at Barcelona. I know him a little. I was with him for a short while when he got me to train with the first team or included me in the playing squad.
“I want to keep progressing, I’m at the start of a new chapter in my career here at City and I’m really pleased to be here and I want to try and continue to improve as a player.
“I’ll try to bring as much as I possibly can [to City]. I’ll do everything that the manager asks of me, try my absolute best and do everything I can to repeat the form I’ve shown throughout my career at various clubs.