Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Aguero completes City switch

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City have completed the signing of Argentina striker Sergio Aguero.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract, worth a reported £200,000 a week.

No fee was confirmed by either club, but it is thought City have paid Atletico Madrid £35million for Aguero, eclipsing their previous high of £32.5million for Brazil forward Robinho in August 2008.

He becomes manager Roberto Mancini's third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Arsenal defender Gael Clichy and Partizan Belgrade's Stefan Savic, and takes the Italian's spending in this window to £48million.

Aguero had already declared himself a Manchester City player on Wednesday night after a day of talks with club officials. And, speaking Thursday night after sealing the deal officially, the striker said he was ready to play in the Premier League.

"I don't think I'll have too many problems settling into the team," he told City's official website.

"I'll obviously be doing my best to do what the manager asks and try to work the way he wants me to, and of course he will know how he wants to use me.

"Once I'm out on the field I will get to know my way round, but I can't say that for sure because I have not even made my debut yet.

"But I'm sure everything will be fine. I'm going to be relaxed about it."

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