Manchester City have beat Manchester United for the signature of French centre-back Aymeric Laporte.
The highly rated completed his long waited move to Etihad stadium in a club record fee of £57m, signing a five year deal.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville earlier urged his former club through a tweet to sign Laporte who his side played against during his time as Valencia boss.
United were linked with a move for the Athletic Bilbao defender but City have now won the race after the 23-year old star signed deal worth £150,000-a-week that will keep him at the Etihad until 2023 according to Daily Star.
The sensational defender express his delight in his new challenge when he said:
“I am very happy to be here. City are a Club with a lot of ambition and they are one of the best teams in Europe.
“I am looking forward to working under Pep Guardiola and trying to help the Club to achieve success.
“It means a lot that the Club have shown faith in me and I am excited to get started.”
Manchester United announced today via their official website that academy duo of George Tenner and Max Dunne have signed their first professional contracts as United player.