Man City sign Ecuadorian striker from Basel

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Sven-Goran Eriksson must be a happy and relieved man at long last. Throughout January, the Manchester City manager was searching entire Europe for a striker and he eventually unearthed one right at the death. Sky Sports reports that the Premiership high flyers have signed Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo from Swiss club FC Basel.

Caicedo is only 19 years of age and arrives from Basel on a four-and-a-half year contract with Man City for a transfer fee of £5.2million. Huge amount when you notice that he is coming into a side that is lacking top quality strikers and which is desperate to qualify for the UEFA Cup (at least).

Caicedo is already an Ecuadorian international with 15 caps and 3 goals and has been impressive for Basel. Yet he is a gamble for Eriksson since he is only 19 and yet to prove himself at the highest level.

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