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Willy Caballero signs for Manchester City

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Manchester City have completed the third signing of the summer already, as Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero signs from Spanish outfit Malaga for an undisclosed fee.

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Confirmed

Offical reports confirm that 32-year-old Willy Caballero, was in Manchester earlier today to sign a three-year deal with the Premier League champions, as he leaves La Liga club Malaga after three seasons. 

Caballero becomes City's third signing since the end of their last campaign, as he follows in the same footsteps as midfielder Fernando from porto and French right-back Bacary Sagna who joined from rivals Arsenal

Re-united

Caballero, is very familiar with City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who he played under for two seasons at Malaga before the Chilean took charge in Manchester. 

It was actually Pellegrini who signed Caballero from Spanish side Elche in 2011, and after an impressive season, which helped Malaga to an 11th place finish in La Liga, the City boss decided he wanted to recruit his former player. 

Competition

The Argentine will provide tough competition for City's and Englands No.1 Joe Hart who saw his position come under scrutiny last season with some below-par performances. 

After former City keeper Costel Pantilimon joined Gus Poyet at Sunderland earlier this summer, there was room for another in the City ranks. Although Caballero says he respects Hart, he has wasted no time in stating that he aiming to be first choice. 

"I am very happy, and really looking forward to the start of pre-season and performing well to help the team," he told reporters. 

"I know I am coming to a big club with a very good goalkeeper. City already have a great goalkeeper in Joe Hart, but I will try and compete for the number one spot."

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