Who Are Ya? Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City)

Posted by - July 19, 2013 - Manchester City, Spain, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Alvaro Negredo

Age: 27

Position: Striker

Signed from: Sevilla

Fee: £20.6m

Did you know?
He’s nicknamed La fiera de Vallecas (the beast of Vallecas) after the area of Madrid where he came through the ranks at Rayo Vallecano.

What’s the deal?
As had been widely expected – and confirmed by Sevilla a couple of days ago – City have completed the signing of the Spain international.

He’s signed a four-year deal worth a reported £75,000 a week. He scored 25 league goals for Sevilla last season.

What do they say?

“For four years I have been very happy, but I think my time was over here.”
Alvaro Negredo

“Of course we’re not going to find a player with the same characteristics as him or one who is going to have the same record.”
Sevilla coach Unai Emery

“Manchester City are buying a great player, the top-scoring Spaniard in La Liga… Everyone should be happy – it is a great deal for all three parties.”
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido