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Name: Alvaro Negredo
Signed from: Sevilla
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.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 19, 2013
What do they say?
“For four years I have been very happy, but I think my time was over here.”
“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