Manchester City re-sign star left back

By Reuters: Thursday, July 4th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football

Manchester City have re-signed left back Angelino from PSV Eindhoven a year after they sold him to the Dutch club, the Premier League champions said on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Spanish defender has signed a four-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023, with British media reporting City activated a 5.3 million pounds ($6.67 million) buy-back clause in his contract.

"I am thrilled to have rejoined City, a side playing incredible football under Pep Guardiola," Angelino said in a statement "Watching them while playing in Holland has been a pleasure.

"City's performances over the last two seasons have been incredible and I am very excited about returning and contributing to the club's bid for more success."

Angelino [Courtesy]

He did not make a single league appearance for City during his first stint but made more than 40 appearances for PSV.

Angelino's signing follows the announcement of City paying the 70 million euro ($78.96 million) buyout clause for Spanish international holding midfielder Rodri.

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City will kick off their 2019-20 Premier League season with an away trip to West Ham United on August 10.

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