The second signing of Pep Guardiola's new team is done.
Manchester City announced on Friday the transfer of former Celta Vigo winger and Spanish international Noltio, who joins the Citizens on a four-year contract. Nolito will wear the number 9 shirt this season for City.
Nolito spoke to City's website after signing with his new club:
"I’ll try to bring as much as I possibly can. I’ll do everything that the manager asks of me, try my absolute best and do everything I can to try to repeat the form I’ve shown throughout my career at various clubs. It’s just about trying to play my normal game and let’s hope that I can help Manchester City to win games.
"I think that 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."
The 29-year-old played for Pep Guardiola at Barcelona when the Catalan manager started his career with Barça B. Nolito exploded onto the European scene after two excelent seasons at Celta Vigo. Nolito can play as a striker, but really shines as a skilled winger who can beat opponents one-on-one and deliver assists to the strikers.
Nolito is Guardiola's second signing, following in the steps of Ilkay Gundogan. Pep will move on to the defense, where he hopes to sign two central defenders and a full-back.