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Pellegrini pleased to add pace

Published 24/06/2013 | 19:52

Manuel Pellegrini is delighted with the players he has signed for Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini is delighted with the players he has signed for Manchester City

New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes adding more pace to his squad puts them in better shape to regain their Premier League title.

The Chilean has spoken of speed being a key component in the armoury of the club's two summer signings Jesus Navas and Fernandinho. Pellegrini is looking to add more before the start of the season, but appears to be losing the battle to be reunited with Isco, whom he coached at former club Malaga.

Nevertheless Pellegrini is delighted by the two acquisitions already made. "Jesus is a player I know well from La Liga and he is someone I have admired for a long time," he said. "He is quick, has excellent technique and I think the City fans will enjoy watching him play."

Pellegrini added: "He will provide a variety of attacking options for us and he can also score goals as well as create them for others. He is an excellent signing for the club.

"Jesus is a world and European champion and a regular squad member in a very special Spain team."

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has been brought in from Shakhtar Donetsk and Pellegrini said the 28-year-old was one of his major summer targets.

"I made Fernandinho one of the top priorities. He has impressed me on a number of occasions over the past few years and is another player I've taken a keen interest in," the Blues boss told mcfc.co.uk.

"He is an experienced international who will further strengthen our midfield and I think he will be well suited to the Premier League. He is a superb athlete with a wide range of passing, can score goals and most importantly, can quickly turn defence into attack.

"Both Jesus and Fernandinho add pace and skill to what is already a very talented and successful squad. I am looking forward to working with both our new signings and to working with the players who have already won a Premier League title together.

"We have a very strong pool and together we aim to achieve great things."

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