With the departure of Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tévez, Manchester City fans will be hoping to add a prolific goalscorer to their club. Is Alvaro Negredo the best man for the job?
After a lot of speculation the deal was finally confirmed: Alvaro Negredo has officially signed for Manchester City.
The transfer from La Liga was imminent since Negredo had already held a 'farewell press conference' at Sevilla. He is now the third signing for the Citizens this summer, with more players sure to come in.
After four seasons and 85 goals in 180 appearances for Sevilla, the Spain international felt a move for a bigger club was the next step.
After Tévez's move to Serie A champions Juventus, it was clear that Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero wouldn't be enough to make a bid for the Premier League.
City do have young Swede John Guidetti lined up and ready to grab his opportunity to get into the first team, although that wouldn't be enough since he's yet to proof himself in the Premier League.
But is Negredo good enough to make the cut? Surely, he has proven his goalscoring abilities in La Liga, a totally different style of play compared to the Premier League. We've seen tons of strikers coming of a great season, changing leagues and fail to back up their potential.
If he's a success at the Etihad, City will have three good strikers to share the goalscoring burden. If he isn't, that burden will still have to be carried by only two strikers (three if you count Guidetti).
So do City need to get themselves another striker (a potential move for Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic is on the cards) or will they gamble and rely on Negredo's goalscoring form?
Either way, it is an exciting time to be a Manchester City supporter with the Manuel Pellegrini era promising to be a successful one.
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