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Deal close: Man City ‘sign’ Australian playmaker

Manchester United v Manchester City - Barclays Premier LeagueManchester City fans around the Tavern have continued their game of snooker and many have been oblivious to the fact that their club have already made their first signing of the January transfer window, having signed Australian playmaker Anthony Caceres, according to The Daily Telegraph.

City entered into negotiations with Central Coast Mariners last week regarding the purchase of the 23-year-old, who also received an offer from a J-League club.

And according to Fox Sports, the playmaker, who had 18 months remaining on his contract, had a buyout clause worth $250,000.

The move for Caceres followed in a similar suit to Luke Brattan, who was signed from another Australian club, Brisbane, earlier in the season, with both players wanting to leave their respective clubs.

Our resident City fans had no idea who midfielder Brattan was when his signing was announced by the club, before immediately being loaned to Championship outfit Bolton, where the 25-year-old failed to make a single appearance.

Caceres is unlikely to feature for Manchester City, however, as he does not hold a European passport and is expected to find it difficult to gain a work permit. Therefore, he’s expected to be loaned out immediately.

Manchester City fans, what do you make of your club’s recent purchases from Australia? Let us know in the comments below!

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