Updated: Monday, 23rd September 2019 @ 12:44pm

Striker crisis averted? Alvaro Negredo will join Manchester City following medical, according to Sevilla

Striker crisis averted? Alvaro Negredo will join Manchester City following medical, according to Sevilla

By Marios Papaloizou

Manchester City have signed Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo subject to a medical, according to the Spanish club.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Blues over the last few weeks and it now appears that a deal has been struck.

Speaking at a farewell press conference in Seville, the striker said: “For four years I have been very happy, but I think my time was over here.”

The deal is reportedly worth around £20million and will see Negredo join his former team-mate Jesus Navas at the Etihad Stadium.

“I am happy to be spending another year with him,” he said.

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido released a statement on Wednesday hailing the deal.

“Manchester City are buying a great player, the top-scoring Spaniard in La Liga,” he said.

“Everyone should be happy – it is a great deal for all three parties.”

The former Real Madrid man hit 26 La Liga goals last season.

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