Manchester City could complete the signing of Spain striker Nolito as early as this week.
That’s according to SkySports, who are reporting that Spain’s elimination from Euro 2016 has allowed the negotiations with his current club Celta Vigo to speed up.
It’s ironic that new City boss Pep Guardiola is the man to bring him to the Etihad, as although he gave Nolito his debut during their time at Barcelona together, back then the player wasn’t given much of a chance in the first team.
Instead, Nolito plied his trade in Barca’s ‘B’ team, and it is more at Celta Vigo that he has made an impression.
A contribution of 12 goals last season helped Celta Vigo to an unlikely top-six finish, though it remains to be seen exactly where Nolito will fit in City’s attack.
Kelechi Iheanacho has been making a name for himself, so it is unlikely Guardiola will want to oust him, while Sergio Aguero is undoubtedly the main man.
Yet, Guardiola will surely want to use Nolito to the full, so he may have already considered changing his formation altogether to ensure all City’s stars can be utilised in the first XI.