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Manchester City Signs Alvaro Negredo; Will Wear Number 9 Shirt: Official [PHOTOS]

alvaro negredo2 600x337 Manchester City Signs Alvaro Negredo; Will Wear Number 9 Shirt: Official [PHOTOS]

Manchester City officially announced today that Alvaro Negredo has signed for the club. The 27-year-old Spanish striker, who was signed from Sevilla for a reported £21.5million, will wear the number nine shirt at City. The last City player to wear that shirt number was Emmanuel Adebayor.

alvaro negredo etihad stadium 600x337 Manchester City Signs Alvaro Negredo; Will Wear Number 9 Shirt: Official [PHOTOS]

Last season, Negredo scored 25 goals for Sevilla, trailing only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao Garcia in the goal charts.

alvaro negredo man city 600x337 Manchester City Signs Alvaro Negredo; Will Wear Number 9 Shirt: Official [PHOTOS]

According to the City club website, Negredo is a “a graduate of Rayo Vallecano’s youth academy, the 6″1′ forward only made a handful of appearances for the then-third division outfit before Real Madrid opted to take him across the Spanish capital in 2005.

“Although the Madrid-born Negredo never played a game at first-team level at the Santiago Bernabeu, he did feature regularly for a B team which included Javi Garcia, Juan Mata and Alvaro Arbeloa.”

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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