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Official: City signs Joao Cancelo from Juventus

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Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo has completed a move from the Italian Lega Serie A to the English Premier League.

Manchester City has completed a move ahead of the summer transfer window closure.

Juventus’ defender Joao Cancelo has been transferred from the Italian Lega Serie A to the English Premier League.

“City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” he told the club’s official website.

“Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities to their style of play.”

“I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here, so now I’m really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League,” he added.

“Joao is a fine player and an excellent attacking full-back who will provide us with a real threat on the right-hand side,” City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, added.

“We have been impressed with his progress and have no doubt he can continue to shine here in Manchester.”

“He fits the profile of player we want here at Manchester City. His best years are ahead of him, he’s technically proficient and has the physical attributes we desire,” he commented.

“I am delighted we have secured his signature.”