Although the finer details on his £35m deal are yet to be finalised, Sergio Aguero tweeted that he was ‘already a City player’, Sky Sports report.
After days of negotiations, Aguero tweeted from a Manchester hotel that the deal was done: “I’m already a City player. Happy to be in this club and this city. Thank you all for the welcome and the reception!”
It is believed that he has signed a five year deal with weekly wages around £200,000 and the fee is the release clause figure which was written into his renewed contract, of which he had only just signed in January.
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Balotelli Roma link.
Mario Balotelli may be offered a lifeline by Roma after his latest bust-up with Man City manager Roberto Mancini, the Metro report.
The imminent arrival of Sergio Aguero has also cast a question mark over the future of the Italian striker and Roma are believed to be tracking the situation very closely.
A furious Mancini pulled Balotelli off against LA Galaxy after he attempted a outrageous back heel, the two then had heated words on the touchline, but David Beckham – who lined up against Balotelli in that game – said he must show professionalism.
The former England captain said: “It doesn’t matter whether you think it was offside or not. There are a lot of young kids watching these teams and great players who come out here. You have to be professional and score the goal.”
Johnson signs for Leicester.
Manchester City forgotten man Michael Johnson is set to sign for Leicester City in a season-long loan deal, the Leicester Mercury report.
The midfielder is understood to have passed a medical yesterday and will become Sven-Goran Eriksson’s ninth signing of the summer.
The 23-year-old played under the Swede when the latter was in charge at the Etihad Stadium back in 2007-08, but his career was since badly faltered, after suffering a serious knee injury.
However, his return to fitness last season meant he was again searching for first team football but ultimately felt his chances were greater away from Eastlands.
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