Manchester City have completed the signing of Colombia forward Marlos Moreno for £4.75m on a five-year deal from Atletico Nacional.
Moreno becomes City’s seventh signing of summer 2016, joining Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus and Aaron Mooy at the club.
Confirming the signing of the 19-year old forward, City in an official statement wrote: “Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Marlos Moreno.”
“The Colombian international forward joins from Atletico Nacional, signing a five-year deal with the club. He will now go on loan to La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the 2016/17 season.” The statement reads.
On why he choose to join the Etihad outfit, Moreno told Man City’s official website: “City are one of the best clubs in the world. It will be nice to experience being part of such a big Club. I want to make the most of it.
“Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. I think he likes young players very much and he can improve young players tactically and technically. It will be great to work with him and to be part of a great team.” Moreno stated.
Born in Medellini, Moreno was one of the breakout stars in last season’s Copa Liberatadores, South America’s Champions League equivalent, scoring three times in his first three games in the competition which his former side went on to win.
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