Belfast Telegraph

Otamendi sets his sights on Euro success with Man City

Etihad spending exceeds £100m with defender capture

Manchester City have taken their summer spending to over £100m with the signing of Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia.

The 27-year-old centre-back has signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium after the clubs agreed a fee of around £31.5m.

His move to City comes after the high-profile arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph for £49m and £8m from Liverpool and Aston Villa earlier this summer. The club also spent around £13m combined on promising strikers Patrick Roberts and Enes Unal.

There could also be more business to come before the September 1 deadline with City still interested in Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, for whom they reportedly made a £47m offer.

Otamendi hopes to enjoy considerable success at City.

He said: "I am very happy because I am coming to an amazing club. It would be a dream to fight for the Champions League and win the Premier League. A club like City has to aspire to these kinds of things. I will give my best."

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