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Martin Demichelis signs for City

  • 01 September 2013 21:15
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

Martin Demichelis has joined City from Atletico Madrid.

The 32-year old defender has signed a two-year contract and will wear the No.26 shirt this season.

This will be the third occasion 37-times capped Argentina international has played under Manuel Pellegrini with the pair working together previously at both River Plate and Malaga.

"I am delighted to have joined City because I am still hungry for success and want to improve," said Demichelis.

"I have been in Europe for 11 years now and this was a great chance for me to play in the Premier League with such a big club.

"When there is a change, there is always a process. There’s always a period of adjustment you have to go through. Moving from South America to Europe is a big change and you need some time to settle in because everything is new.

"But in my case, I have lived in Europe for many years and I don’t think there’ll be any problems in adjusting to life here. Now I want to repay the manager's faith in me out on the pitch. I can't wait to get started."


Demichelis left Malaga in the summer and signed for Atletico Madrid, but the chance to play for City proved too great to resist  for a player who has a wealth of Champions League experience, mostly gained during a stay with Bayern Munich where he made more than 200 appearances between 2003 and 2010.

During the course of this seven-year spell, Demichelis won four Bundesliga titles, four German cups and two German League cups.

Read about Martin's full career here and watch out for our exclusive CityTV interview later this evening.

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