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Javi Garcia Is A Blue

Manchester City have completed a sixth summer signing and the fifth on deadline day in the shape of the much coveted and versatile Javi Garcia from Benfica...

Renowned for his physical presence, tough tackling, passing range and ability to play as an attacking or holding midfielder or even as a centre half, the Spaniard who made his international debut this year has been monitored by Europe's elite clubs repeatedly. He's now City's man for £15.8 million on a 4 year deal and The Blues midfield is very much strengthened. The 25 year old's signing represents the icing on a terrific deadline day cake for the City hierarchy. Some shrewd business has been done.

Welcome to Manchester, Javi!

Javi Garcia, O Gladiador

...And as City's summer transfer business concludes, a message to the anti-City brigade hacks in The Street of Shame: Please can we get back to the City ruining football stories now and forget about all the snubs and the doomed because they failed to sign anyone headlines? Thanks.


Jack Rodwell
Scott Sinclair
Richard Wright
Matija Nastasic
Javi Garcia


Emmanuel Adebayor
Wayne Bridge - loan
Harry Bunn - loan
Greg Cunningham
Nigel De Jong
Omar Elabdellaoui - loan
Owen Hargreaves
Adam Johnson
Vladimir Weiss
Mohammad Abu
Dedryck Boyata - loan
Roque Santa Cruz - loan
Stefan Savic
Ryan McGivern - loan


Blues defender Dedyrck Boyata has joined FC Twente in the Eredivisie on a season long loan.

all times East Manchester

TOMORROW 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL
Sa 15 Sep 15h00 Stoke, The Britannia Stadium, PL
Tu 18 Sep 19h45 Real Madrid, The Bernabeu, CL
Su 23 Sep 16h00 Arsenal, The Etihad, PL
TBC Aston Villa, The Etihad, LC3
Sa 29 Sep 15h00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL
We 03 Oct 19h45 Borussia Dortmund, The Etihad, PL
Sa 06 Oct 12h45 Sunderland, The Etihad, PL
Sa 20 Oct 15h00 West Brom, The Hawthorns, PL
We 24 Oct 19h45 Ajax, Amsterdam Arena, CL
Sa 27 Oct 17h30 Swansea City, The Etihad, PL

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 31 2012

Time: 11:41PM

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Nigel who? ;)
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01/09/2012 01:29:00

I think they had to move Nigel on to bring in Javi, but is he also a replacement for Kolo so Bob can play the three at the back plan D
Buzz Lightyear
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01/09/2012 07:46:00

The rags were desperate to sign Garcia this year. You won't find many Taggart arslikhan hacks reporting that.
Johnny Baguette
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01/09/2012 08:12:00

I have no idea what formation/s Mancini is going to play. Still got Barry to come back into MF too. good that the rags wanted Garcia although this is the first I've heard about that.
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01/09/2012 09:11:00

Certainly gives us options ...hopefully a great signing.
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02/09/2012 13:01:00


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