Manchester City have raided Sevilla once again as they've signed Spanish striker Álvaro Negredo, for a reported fee of £20 million.
The 27-year-old, who will wear number nine for City, follows Jesús Navas from Andalucía to the Etihad Stadium by signing a four-year-deal and becomes the third player to join the club under new City boss, Manuel Pellegrini.
Negredo finished his spell at Sevilla on a high as he scored 25 goals in La Liga last season behind Radamel Falcao and of course, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He is expected to be joined by Fiorentina forward Steven Jovetic in the near future as Pellegrini prepares for a title challenge in his first Premier League season.
The Spanish international began his career in his birthplace in Madrid with Rayo Vallecano in 2004 as he played for both the reserves and senior teams. A year later, he moved to Real Madrid but only played for the 'B' team in the Spanish second division during his two years at the Bernabéu.
Negredo began to make a name for himself when he joined Almería in 2007 as he scored 32 goals in 73 appearances.
His goalscoring prowess allowed Sevilla to come calling for his services in 2009 as they broke their transfer record to sign the striker for €16 million. During his four years at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Negredo scored an impressive tally of 85 goals in 180 appearances, which also has seen him appear for the Spanish national team.
Making his international debut in October 2009, Negredo has won 14 caps, scoring six goals in the process.
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