Manchester City closing in on £25m deal for Otamendi
By Guest writer, Mon 17 August 2015 16:38
Money owed for the Alvaro Negredo deal made deal possible
Manchester City are closing in on a £25 million deal for Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, Goal understands.
Otamendi, 27, followed up a breakthrough season in Spain by helping Argentina reach the final of this summer's Copa America and has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months.
But it is rivals City who have won the race to sign the Argentine they hope will prove a worthy defensive partner for captain Vincent Kompany, with Mangala failing to convince in the Premier League since his £32m move from Porto in the summer of 2014.
Otamendi has become a key figure at Valencia but the Spanish giants are under pressure to sell players in order to meet Financial Fair Play obligations.
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