Clichy moved to Manchester

5th July, 2011 | Posted by Football Info

Bronze medalist of Britain championship “Manchester City”, which will play in the group stage of Champions League, strengthened by a defender Gael Clichy from France national team.
“Manchester City”, preparing for the start of the UEFA Champions League, acquired left-back Gael Clichy from the French team.
On Monday, Clichy, who stayed a year before the expiration of the contract with “Arsenal”, passed a medical examination and signed a “citizens’ four-year agreement. For eight years, the Frenchman held in the “Arsenal” 187 Premier League matches. In his first season in London, he became the champion of England, and a year later won the Cup.
“I’m really happy to be in this great club – said the 25-year-old Clichy, who scores ten caps for France. – I hope with my help, this already fantastic team becomes even stronger. I can not wait when I can play for “Manchester City.” This team can do anything.”
In the team of Roberto Mancini, Clichy is likely to be rivalry with Wayne Bridge and Aleksandar Kolarov for a place on the right of defense. Last season, the “City” won the bronze medal of the national championship, and in September will start at the Champions League group stage. “Arsenal” has lagged behind in the Premier League by three points from Mancunian and finished the fourth one. The team will fight in the main European Cup with a round of the playoffs.

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