It appears Pep Guardiola will have a new striker to count on when he coaches Manchester City next season, as reports in Spain (via talkSPORT) are claiming the Citizens are closing in on signing Nolito, who reportedly already hs agreed personal terms with the club.
The Spain international made 34 appearances for Celta Vigo last season, scoring 13 goals, and has been in the starting lineup for all but one of Spain’s last 10 international encounters.
He came through the youth ranks at Valencia and trained under Guardiola with the Blaugrana’s reserves before playing for Benfica, Granada and Celta, while having a £13.8 million release clause in his contract.
The 29-year-old would become the second signing of Guardiola’s reign at the Etihad following the £21 million signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have reached an agreement with AS Roma striker Antonio Sanabria, who played on loan at Sporting Gijon last season. However, a fee is yet to be agreed upon between the two clubs.
According to a report by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giallorossi want at least £11.5 million for the 20-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 30 La Liga appearances for Gijon.