Manchester City have signed Craig Bellamy from West Ham for an undisclosed fee.
The Wales international has agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Blues after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical and is expected to make his debut against former club Newcastle on January 28.
"I am delighted to be working with Craig once more," Hughes told www.mcfc.co.uk.
"He is an outstanding player who provides us with qualities that we are slightly lacking.
"He has blistering pace, has bags of of enthusiasm and has a superb attitude to training. He will be a great addition to the squad."
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