Manchester City agree to sign defender Otamendi from Valencia

Reuters , Thursday 20 Aug 2015

Nicolas Otamendi
Nicolas Otamendi (Reuters)

Manchester City have signed Argentina centre back Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia on a five-year contract, the two clubs said on Thursday.

"Recognised as one of the continent's best central defenders, Otamendi leaves Valencia where his performances earned him a place in La Liga's 2014-15 Team of the Season," City said on their website (

"The Argentine international follows Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph to the Etihad Stadium and will wear the number 30 shirt," they added.

Valencia also confirmed the deal on their website (

Neither club cited the fee, though Spanish media reported a figure of 45 million euros ($50.14 million). 

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