Friday, 5 August 2011

Pantilimon, I choose you!

Yes his name may make him sound like something from a Japanese children's cartoon, but Costel Pantilimon is the latest signing for City.
Pantilimon - gotta catch 'em all!
The 24 year old 6ft8 Romanian international goalkeeper has been drafted in from Timisoara as backup for Joe Hart since the departure of Shay Given to Aston Villa. A work permit has yet to be granted but the club see no problem in one being granted.

It was reported that both Arsenal and Inter Milan were interested in the giant shot stopper. City fans may remember him from the Europa League ties with Politehnica Timisoara early last season.

He has featured at every age level for the Romanian international side and currently has 13 full international caps since making his debut in 2008. According to certain areas the transfer fee was around £2m, however City have not disclosed the details of the transfer.

Welcome to Manchester Costel.

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