Chelsea’s summer defensive target Nicolas Otamendi has signed a five year contract with Chelsea’s arc rivals Manchester City. The Argentine star was reportedly link to Chelsea few weeks back after Chelsea failed to secure the services of Eveton’s defender John Stones.
This was made known by the Guardian who claimed the the Valencia star has signed five year contract with the Citezens for a fee in the region of £34m illion.
The Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini has voiced his excitement over his new star signing by saying:
“Nicolás 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. 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 a squad where he will find many familiar faces, including Eliaquim and Fernando who he played alongside in Portugal.
“As a footballer, 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.”
The Argentina tough tackliing defender expressed his delight for his new challenge whe he said:
“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,”
“That’s the most important.
The 27-year old defender will now compete with the likes of skipper Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala and Martín Demichelis for the centre back position.