Man City Sign Goalkeeper Caballero from Malaga

Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City.

The Argentine, 32, joins the Premier League champions for a fee reported to be in the region of £6m excluding add-ons.

Caballero, who played under City boss Manuel Pellegrini at La Liga outfit Malaga, was in Manchester on Monday morning to complete transfer formalities.

He is the third player to ink for Man City this summer following the arrivals of midfielder Fernando from Porto and former Arsenal left-back Bacary Sagna.

He is expected to provide support for England international goalkeeper Joe Hart, as City have parted ways with Costel Pantilimon, who for a very large part of last season was the former’s understudy.

Man City Signs Willy Caballero from Malaga for 6 Million Pounds.
Man City Signs Willy Caballero from Malaga for 6 Million Pounds.

“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 website.

“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 number one spot.”

Caballero, an Olympic gold medalist in 2004, joined Malaga from Elche in 2011 and made history by keeping 480 minutes of clean-sheets- a club record.