City have finally completed the signing of Serbian defender Aleksander Kolarov from Lazio.
Kolarov, who starred in the World Cup for Serbia, had already had his work permit granted and passed a medical on Saturday, making him Roberto Mancini’s fourth big summer signing.
“His attacking capability is very good. He is fast and can shoot with power and accuracy,” raved Mancini, who revealed he saw Kolarov’s first Lazio appearance back in 2007. “I have watched him a lot since then and so have the Manchester City scouts.”
The protracted deal for Kolarov placed huge question marks over Wayne Bridge’s City future and the former England man was rumoured to be a target for Liverpool, but Mancini has moved to quash those rumours. “I want two top class players for each position,” said Mancini, but it is more likely that Bridge will play second fiddle to the Serbian.
City’s latest deal will take their summer spending to the £75m mark, yet there is the prospect of more to come with the blues still trying to agree a fee for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner. The England man has indicated he wants to join the blues and Martin O’Neill has said he will allow Milner to leave, but only if the price is right.
And City are still in the hunt for a striker, with Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli still on the wanted list.
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