Manchester City sign Colombian striker Marlos Moreno

Manchester City sign Colombian striker Marlos Moreno

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Manchester City striker Marlos Moreno

Manchester City have announced the signing of Colombia forward Marlos Moreno from Atletico Nacional.

The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Premier League club but will spend the 2016/17 season on loan at LaLiga side Deportivo La Coruna.

Moreno, who cost a reported £4.5m, is City’s seventh signing of the summer following the arrivals of Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus and Aaron Mooy.

Moreno told www.mancity.com: “City are one of the best clubs in the world. It will be nice to experience being part of such a big club. I want to make the most of it.

Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. I think he likes young players very much and he can improve young players tactically and technically.

“It will be great to work with him and to be part of a great team.”

City director of football Txiki Begiristain believes the teenager, who helped Atletico Nacional win the Copa Libertadores earlier this year, has a big future in the game.

He said: “Marlos is an excellent prospect who has already broken into his national team.

“He’s a versatile player, still learning, but we believe he has a fantastic future in the game and with City.

“He makes and scores goals and is an intelligent footballer, we’re delighted to have signed him.”

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