Negredo happy to play for Man City boss Pellegrini

Manchester City signing Alvaro Negredo is happy to be signing for Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City signing Alvaro Negredo is happy to be signing for Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini knows all about Negredo from his nine years managing in Spain and the City new-boy admits he did not need much persuading to sign.

He said: “Pellegrini’s football is very attacking, attractive. He loves to have ball possession, play a passing game. He accomplished great things in Spain so it will be a pleasure to work with him.

“He phoned me and explained to me how he envisioned this project. I really didn’t need much persuading but yes, he was convincing.”

Negredo will compete for a starting spot with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and another new signing Stevan Jovetic — who also sealed a move to the Etihad on a busy day yesterday.

Negredo added: “Of course, I know the Spanish players but besides those the ones I know best, are Kun Aguero and Edin Dzeko. They are both great players.

“I have played in many systems — with two strikers, sometimes one striker and one attacking midfielder, I have also played as a sole striker and three midfielders behind.”

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