Manchester City snap up new keeper

Willy Caballero Malaga Goalkeeper

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Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Spanish side Malaga to provide competition for Joe Hart.

It is understood that the Premier League champions have paid a fee of around £6million to snare the 32-year-old Argentine, who has signed a three-year deal.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini worked with Caballero at Malaga and the club were linked with a move for the keeper last summer but a deal failed to materialise.

Pellegrini has now moved to bring in the custodian following Costel Pantilimon’s decision to leave the club after his deal came to an end.

It is thought Caballero has been signed as a back-up to England number one Hart, but he insists he is ready to challenge for a starting spot at City.

“I am very happy, and really looking forward to the start of pre-season and performing well to help the team,” he told the club’s official website.

“This is a new challenge and a new league for me. I have been doing well in the previous years and my goal is to go on and hopefully perform at the same level for City.

“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 No.1 spot. I will do my best in the training sessions.”

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