Manchester City have made a second big signing within a week after Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure sealed a move to the Premier League club.
The Ivory Coast star has been purchased from the La Liga champions in a deal reportedly worth £24m and will join his younger brother and central defender Kolo Toure at Eastlands.
Yaya, who recently represented his country in the World Cup, was told by Barcelona that he was surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was delighted to capture the midfielder’s signature.
He said: “This is another fantastic signing for Manchester City. Everyone knows Yaya is a player we have admired for a long time.
“He has played at the top level with Barcelona and I am sure his experience and ability will be very important for us.”
The news comes just days after the club announced the signing of Spanish winger David Silva from Valencia.
Earlier this summer, the club confirmed they had signed Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who currently has put in impressive performances for Germany in their World Cup campaign in South Africa.