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Manchester City confirm Nolito signing

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Spanish international Nolito.

The forward moves to the Etihad from Celta Vigo where he spent three seasons, scoring 39 goals in 103 appearances for a reported £13.5m.

The 29 year-old played for Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, though spent much of his time with the Catalans’ B side from 2008 to 2011.

Able to play as a forward or winger, Nolito – real name Manuel Agudo Duran – began his career with Ecija Balompie, playing 76 times between 2006 and 2008.

He will wear the number nine shirt.

"I’ll try to bring as much as I possibly can," he told the club's website.

"I’ll do everything that the manager asks of me, try my absolute best and do everything I can to try to repeat the form I’ve shown throughout my career at various clubs.

"It’s just about trying to play my normal game and let’s hope that I can help Manchester City to win games.

"I think that Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. He knows a lot about the game and he’s going to help me progress as a player and I’m sure he’ll get the best out of me."

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