Manchester City have begun what is expected to be another busy transfer window by sealing a deal for Germany defender Jerome Boateng.
The 21-year-old will officially become a City player on July 1, having agreed a five-year deal to sign from Hamburg. Boateng was in Manchester on Saturday to confirm the details of the move before jetting off to South Africa to join up with the Germany team. No fee was announced by the club, but it had been reported that Boateng would cost around 12.5 million euros (£10.35m). Boateng had long been a target of City boss Roberto Mancini. "This is a very good signing for Manchester City and I am pleased to bring Jerome to the club," the Italian said. "He is a young player who is already of a very high quality, but I think he can continue to improve at City."