01 September 2022, 08:14 PM IST
City spent around Rs 157 crore for Akanji.
Manchester: Manchester City has acquired Borussia Dortmund’s Swiss defender Manuel Akanji. With the arrival of Akanji, City’s defense, which has been plagued by injuries, will be strengthened.
Akanji is considered as a center back. City’s regular centre-backs Aymeric Laporta and Nathan Ake are out injured. With this, Akanje was acquired by City.
City spent around Rs 157 crore for Akanji. City have a five-year contract with the 27-year-old Swiss star. The player is leaving the club after playing for Dortmund for four and a half years. Akanji joined Dortmund in 2018 from Basel.
Akanji is City’s fifth signing this season. Holland’s Chelsea signing from Dortmund also brought in Calvin Phillips, Sergio Gomez and Stefan Ortega Moreno.
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