Official - Otamendi to have a medical today with Manchester City, 5 year deal agreed | Sportzwiki

Official – Otamendi to have a medical today with Manchester City, 5 year deal agreed

Premier League giants Manchester City have agreed deal to sign Argentine international defender Nicolas Otamendi from La Liga side Valencia CF. The player is set to have his medical at the club today. It was reported earlier that Otamendi had reached Manchester last evening to complete his deal.

Eminent Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague claimed on twitter that the deal has been completed and it did not include Eliaquim Mangala on loan to Spain. City have agreed to pay €45m for Otamendi.

Guillem Balague’ tweets read:

Guillem Balague claims that the deal is facing complications now as the La Liga side has decided to raise their demands.

Balague himself had claimed last night that the deal might fall out as City have denied releasing Eliaquim Mangala after the Frenchman performed impressively this season so far. Valencia, as a result, increased the price from €40m to€45m.

But now it seems that Manchester City who was desperate to sign the world class defender this summer has agreed to match Valencia’s demands and €45m will be paid.

Nicolas Otamendi will be a big inclusion to the City squad as the team looks otherwise extremely strong. Manchester City has scored 6 goals in their opening two games in the Premier League and is already looking favourites to win the title this time.

Otamendi had a tremendous season with Valencia CF last season in the La Liga., as the club finished fourth in the league standings and their defensive record was awestruck, even better than giants Real Madrid.

The Argentine international was initially linked with Manchester United, but Manchester City hijacked the move later and now is closing in on signing Otamendi.

Nicolas Otamendi is the club’s sixth major signing of the season.

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