22 June 2016
Pep Guardiola who will be taking over as manager from Manuel Pellegrini at English side, Manchester City has completed his second signing of the summer.
Pep’s second signing is Celta Vigo and Spain’s forward, Nolito, real name Manuel Agudo Duran. Nolito’s signing follows Ilkay Gundogan’s signing from German side, Dortmund.
Nolito, a former Barca B striker who will clock 30 in October was acquired for £14.1million (€18m) on a three year deal.
The striker was in the starting line-up in Spain’s Tuesday third group game against Croatia at the Euro 2016 tournament.
He went into the match which ended 2 – 1 in favour of Croatia with a record of five goals and four assists in 12 games for his country.
Pep will be expecting Nolito to play in City’s front-three alongside fellow Spain star, David Silva and Argentine forward, Sergio Aguero.
With Nolito capable of playing through the middle and generally being a hugely valuable player at such a bargain price, Pep will also look to feature him in the middle.
Hopefully for Pep, Nolito will be better than Negredo, a former City striker who was acquired from Spain.