English Premier League Champions, Manchester City have added Borussia Dortmund center back, Manuel Akanji to their squad ahead of the deadline day.
Manuel Akanji signs a five-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2027. He will wear jersey number 25 which was vacant following Fernandinho’s departure.
The 27-year-old has 41-cap for Switzerland and has won trophies in Switzerland and Germany.
He becomes the fifth signing of Manchester City this summer, following Stefan Ortega Moreno, Julian Alvarez, Kalvin Phillips, Sergio Gomez and former Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland.
“I am delighted to be here, and can’t wait to get started,” Akanji said after signing his contract.
“City have been one of the best teams in Europe over the last few seasons. They are brilliant to watch, play an exciting brand of football and compete for trophies year in, year out, so coming here feels like the perfect next step in my career.
“Pep Guardiola is an exceptional manager, and this is an exceptional squad of players, so this is an exciting opportunity for me.
“I am really looking forward to testing myself in the Premier League and I will do everything I can to help this Club be successful.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Manuel has plenty of experience playing at the top level of European football and we are confident he will be a valuable addition to our squad.
“We have been impressed with his performances during his time at Dortmund, where he has developed into a very good defender and one who is ready to perform in both the Premier League and Champions League.
“He has everything we want in a centre-back. He is strong, quick, comfortable in possession, has an excellent passing range and he will complement the other defenders in this team and our style of play.”