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Manchester City Sign Nolito

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City Sign Nolito From Celta Vigo

Manchester, England – Manchester City have announced the signing of Spanish forward Nolito from Celta Vigo on a four-year deal.

The Spain international winger joins the Blues from Celta Vigo where he spent three seasons, scoring 39 goals in 103 appearances.

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.

Nolito joined Celta from Benfica in 2013, winning the first of his 13 Spain caps the following year.

Twelve goals in La Liga last season helped secure Nolito a spot at Euro 2016, where he featured in all four of Spain’s games and was on target in the 3-0 win over Turkey.

“I’ll try to bring as much as I possibly can,” he said. “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.”

Nolito had been rumored to join Barcelona in January, during the winter transfer window. However, the Catalan club was unable to capture on a deal with the Galician club.