clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

OFFICIAL: Manchester City sign Colombian forward Marlos Moreno

New, comments

New signing!!!

Colombia v Costa Rica: Group A - Copa America Centenario Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Manchester City's busy summer continues with another transfer.

The Citizens announced on Saturday the signing of Colombian prospect Marlos Moreno, a Colombia international who shined for Copa Libertadores champions Atlético Nacional. The 19-year-old attacker will join La Liga side Deportivo La Coruña on loan this season, and City reportedly paid a £5 million fee to complete the deal.

Moreno gave his first interview as a City player and commented on the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola in the future:

“City are one of the best clubs in the world. It will be nice to experience being part of such a big Club. I want to make the most of it.

“Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. I think he likes young players very much and he can improve young players tactically and technically. It will be great to work with him and to be part of a great team.”

City director Txiki Begiristain also spoke about the signing, and he made clear that Moreno is a player for the future:

"Marlos is an excellent prospect who has already broken into his national team.

"He's a versatile player, still learning, but we believe he has a fantastic future in the game and with City.

"He makes and scores goals and is an intelligent footballer, we're delighted to have signed him."

Marlos is City's seventh signing this summer, along with Nolito, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sané, Ilkay Gundogan, Aaron Mooy and Oleksandr Zinchenko. The Colombian is being compared to Sergio Agüero, and he could be a future superstar for the Citizens.

Welcome, Moreno! Have fun in La Liga!