Javi Garcia set for £16m Manchester City move
Manchester City have completed three signings on transfer deadline day with the captures of Maicon, Scott Sinclair and Richard Wright, while Javi Garcia and Matija Nastasic will join imminently.
City manager Roberto Mancini will be happy with his business, following a slow summer, which had only seen Jack Rodwell sign. Garcia, 25, will join the club following the completion of the appropriate paperwork, but a fee in the region of £16 million has been agreed with his current club Benfica.
The midfielder began his career with Real Madrid before moving to the Portuguese giants, where he has played since 2009.
Serbian defender Nastasic moves to England from Fiorentina, with City misfit Stefan Savic heading in the opposite direction, along with a fee of £9m. The 19-year-old Nastasic impressed for the Viola last season. and is seen to able to fit into the new City formation of 3-5-2.
Maicon, 31, previously worked with Mancini during their time at the San Siro, and moves to Eastlands for a fee in the region of £3m. The Brazilian right-back has won 66 caps for his country and will join up with his new team-mates following international duty.
Sinclair, who represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, said this summer that he would not sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium and was looking to leave.
Swansea rejected a £6.2 million offer from Premier League champions City on Tuesday. However, a restructured offer of a reported £6.2 million with add-ons that could see the fee rise to over £8 million was accepted.
Richard Wright has also penned a one-year deal with the Premier League champions having left Preston earlier this summer after just a week with the club. The 34-year-old has one cap for England, and will provide cover for Joe Hart and Costel Pantimilion at City.
Javi Martinez was another player of great interest to Mancini but he has moved to Bayern Munich from Athletic Bilbao in a £30m-plus transfer.
Meanwhile, City have loaned striker Roque Santa Cruz to Spanish club Malaga.
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