Manchester City have completed the signing of Lazio left-back Aleksandr Kolarov after agreeing an £14.1 million deal.
Roberto Mancini spoke to the clubs official website regradging the new signing, and confirmed that Kolarov’s arrival doesn’t mean that Wayne Bridge will be leaving Eastlands:“I want two top class players for each position,”
Mancini became aware of Kolarov’s ability when he managed Inter Milan in Seria A. The Italian revealed he had been admirer of the Serbian even back then: “I first saw Kolarov in his Lazio debut back in 2007,” revealed the manager.
"He was composed on the ball had an excellent delivery with his left foot and was technically very able.
“I have watched him a lot since then and so have the Manchester City scouts. His attacking capability is very good. He is fast and can shoot with power and accuracy.
“He also has the ability to play in numerous positions and is very good in midfield. This is an additional benefit to the team. He has a fantastic international career ahead of him. I am looking forward to working with him.”
Kolarov played twice for Serbia at the World Cup in South Africa and will join fellow new signings David Silva, Yaya Toure and Jerome Boateng.