Manchester City wrap up Alvaro Negredo signing, to wear no.9 shirt

Updated: 19 July 2013 16:00 IST

Recognised as one of La Liga's most potent strikers in recent years, the 27-year old was fourth top scorer in Spain last season with 25 league goals, trailing only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao. He though was Spain's top-scorer in the league.

Manchester City wrap up Alvaro Negredo signing, to wear no.9 shirt
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Manchester City have completed the signing of Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla, the club confirmed on Friday.

Negredo, 27, follows former team-mate Jesus Navas to the Ethiad stadium for a reported initial fee of £16.4 million ($25 million, 19 million euros), which could rise to £20 million with add-ons.

"City are delighted to announce the signing of Alvaro Negredo, who becomes the club's third new recruit of the summer," the club's website announced.

The club are also close to securing another striker, Montenegro's Stevan Jovetic, from Fiorentina.

The Italian Serie A club announced they had reached an agreement to sell Jovetic, 23, for £22.4 million.

Negredo, capped 14 times by Spain, said earlier this week: "I have spoken to Navas, he's an important player in anyone's squad and I'm very happy to be playing with him again.

"Manuel Pellegrini completely convinced me to join Manchester City. It's a big club and a new challenge for me."

His arrival follows those of Navas and Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who joined from Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk for around £30 million.

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