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Done Deal: Manchester City Sign Malaga Keeper Willy Caballero To Compete With Joe Hart

Pellegrini brings in his former stopper Cabellero.

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Manchester City have completed their third signing of the summer in the shape of Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

The 32-year-old has joined on a three-year deal and is expected to pose competition for the No.1 jersey with Joe Hart, particularly after the departure of Costel Pantilimon to Sunderland when his contract expired.

Caballero joins midfielder Fernando and right-back Bacary Sagna on the list of new signings for the Citizens and is ready to challenge Hart for a place between the sticks at the Etihad Stadium.

“This is a new challenge and a new league for me. I have been doing well in the previous years and my goal is to go on and hopefully perform at the same level for City,” the Argentine told the club’s website.

“I know I am coming to a big club with a very good goalkeeper. City already have a great goalkeeper in Joe Hart, but I will try and compete for the no.1 spot. I will do my best in the training sessions.”

Caballero is well known to City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who signed the South American for Malaga from Elche in 2011.

The ‘keeper worked for two years under the guidance of the Chilean and gained valuable Champions League experience during that time.

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