Archive | August 20, 2015

Man City complete Otamendi deal….

Nicolas Otamendi

Manchester City have completed the signing of Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi. The Argentina international, 27, who will wear the number 30 shirt, is Manchester City’s third signing of the summer after the arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph. “I am here to give my best, to fight game by game and push City to the highest peaks for as long as possible, and I wish we will be able to win several cups and titles,” Otamendi said. “That’s the most important. To be here inside a club that looks so wonderful from the outside is a dream.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was unusually glowing in his greeting to his new capture. “Nicolas Otamendi was arguably the best defender in La Liga last season and so naturally I’m delighted to have added a player of his quality,” the Chilean said. “He is an established international for one of the best nations in world football and I have no doubt that he has the right mentality to fit into the squad. Nicolas has all of the qualities to be a success in the Premier League – he’s strong, he’s excellent in the tackle and he’s very good technically.”

Chelsea complete Pedro deal….


Chelsea announce the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro. The 28-year-old is a five-time La Liga winner and three-time Champions League winner. Speaking to the Chelsea website, the Spanish World Cup winner says: “I am very happy to be here. I am very excited to start my adventure at Chelsea and I am here to keep winning titles. “Thanks to the club and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to put the blue shirt on.” Chelsea’s statement on signing Barcelona forward Pedro says: “Chelsea is delighted to announce the signing of Pedro from Barcelona. “The Spaniard arrives as a highly coveted winger who can also play as a central striker. He is proven at the very highest level and already possesses an impressive medal haul. “The 28-year-old has accumulated three Champions Leagues and five La Liga titles, as well as being a world and European champion on the international stage.”