Manchester City are close to signing Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla - and there's every reason to believe that he will be a success in England.
Negredo is set to join from Sevilla, where he has scored 85 goals in 180 appearances. He has helped the Spanish club challenge for a European spot for the past few years.
Negredo is a perfect fit for Manchester City. City recently sold Carlos Tevez to Juventus and Negredo is a similar type of player and will easily replace him.
Negredo is a seasoned professional at the age of 27. He has many good years left in him and has Champions League experience, which will be key next year for Man City.
The 27-year-old is suited for the Premier League. He is strong, has good pace and has great hold up play. Most importantly he is a clinical finisher.
Manchester City currently have three other Spanish players at their disposal. They include David Silva, Javi Garcia and Jesus Navas. They will help Negredo settle in quickly in England. Negredo will know these players from the Spain national team where he has scored six goals in 14 caps.
Navas only joined Man City from Sevilla earlier this summer. Navas and Negredo had a great link up at Sevilla which can be replicated at Man City.
Negredo will give new Man City coach Manuel Pellegrini a different option in attack. Current strikers Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko are different to Negredo. Dzeko is a target man and Aguero is a finisher. Negredo is a mix of both and has the ability to lead the line on his own.
Negredo has all the tools to be a successful signing for Manchester City, with a great goalscoring record and a physique which will allow him to fit into the English game with ease.
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