The agent of former FC Basle striker Felipe Caicedo admits the presence of Sven Goran Eriksson helped Manchester City land the Ecuador star.

"This deal was in the making for two months," Saif Rubie revealed. "There were three other teams wanting him but he really wanted to play for Sven. He will settle well. He is ready to get stuck in."

Eriksson first saw Caicedo play when he went to watch Elano play for Brazil against Ecuador.