Manchester City are set to land goalkeeper Willy Caballero from manager Mauricio Pochettino’s former club Malaga.
Manchester City are set to secure a replacement for reserve goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon, who has signed for Sunderland, with the Mirror reporting that City are close to a deal for Willy Caballero from Malaga.
The 32 year-old Argentinian worked under Pellegrini when the City manager was boss at Malaga and has the experience and quality to challenge Joe Hart for his place in the team in the same way that the big Romanian did last season.
Caballero has played over 300 games in Spanish football during spells at Elche and Malaga, making him one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the country, whilst he has also played in his native country for Boca Junior and Arsenal de Sarandi.
Pantillimon has left for the Stadium of Light in search of first team football, but the Romanian international did spend some time as the City number one last season when England international Hart was dropped after a poor run of form.
Caballero will be required to keep the former Shrewsbury Town stopper on his toes in the same way, whilst he is also likely to be given opportunities to shine in the domestic cups and Champions League, just as Pantillimon was by both Pellegrini and former manager Roberto Mancini.