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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Thompson makes 3 new signings


City complete triple swoop

Manchester City have again delved into the transfer market bringing in no fewer than three new signings today. The recently relegated side are preparing for life in division 3 next season by putting now fewer tan 13 players up for sale and Thompson has acted quickly to move some players on whilst bringing in his own targets.

The first player to sign on the dotted line was Danish international defender Simon Kjaer. The 24 year old put pen to paper on  4 year deal at the Etihad from division one side Sunderland which also saw Geoffrey Kondogbia and Marvin Ducksch head in the other direction to the Stadium of Light

Branislav Ivanovic was the next one to turn up at the Etihad arrivals lounge from Chelsea in a swap deal that saw German defender Mats Hummels depart to Stamford Bridge. The 30 year old right back has signed a 2 year deal with Steve Thompson's side.

Joining Ivanovic in the same deal is French left back Gaƫl Clichy. The 28 year old French international has penned a contract for the next 4 years at the Etihad and will be hoping to feature regularlly under Steve Thompson after finding opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge.

Earlier this evening City boss Steve Thompson spoke to the media about his new signings.

"I am delighted to welcome all three lads into the group. I have said before that numbers in the squad will need to be cut and it's now more a case of quality rather than quantity. I would love to have a youth squad of 30-40 players but this club is now in division 3 we have to be realistic with our finances and plan accordingly i know this sounds strange having just signed 3 top players but lads will be on their way out in the future to accommodate the news boys. 

All 3 lads give me options across the back line which is fantastic all good teams are built on a solid defensive unit and i am happy with the options we now have.

I am far from done in the transfer market ideally we need another striker or two so we can mix it up. I won't rule out anything incoming or outgoing at this stage"



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