Manchester City signs Spain forward Nolito from Celta Vigo
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Spain international Nolito became City's second signing under new coach Pep Guardiola—after Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan—when he joined from Celta Vigo on a four-year deal.
No financial details were disclosed, but British media reported the fee to be 13.8 million pounds ($18.3 million).
The 29-year-old Nolito, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona from 2008-11, can play as a central striker or on the wing and will freshen up City's attack. He started all four of Spain's matches at the European Championship.
"Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world," Nolito said. "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."
Europe's summer transfer window opened for business on Friday and Premier League clubs are set to dominate, even more so than normal. The world's richest domestic league is starting its new domestic and international TV rights deals for 2016-19, worth around 8.3 billion pounds ($11 billion). That's an increase of around 70% from the last deal.