Man City cult hero Alvaro Negredo, 34, signs for new La Liga side Cadiz on free transfer after leaving UAE

FORMER Manchester City star Alvaro Negredo will return to top-flight European football next season with newly-promoted Cadiz.

The Spanish minnows secured their place in La Liga at the weekend.

Alvaro Negredo has returned to Spain with new La Liga side Cadiz

And Football Espana claims club president Manuel Vizcaino let slip that Negredo, 34, had recently agreed to join should Cadiz win promotion from the second division.

The veteran striker is best known by English fans for his sole season with Man City between July 2013 and September 2014.

Negredo scored an impressive 23 goals in 49 appearances as Manuel Pellegrini’s men secured a Premier League title and League Cup double.

Before his City stint, Negredo had spent two years in La Liga with Almeria and a further four at Sevilla, bagging a stunning 117 goals on his way to Copa del Rey glory in 2010.

After City, Negredo returned to Spain with Valencia where he managed just 18 goals in 74 matches.

The 21-time senior international, part of Spain’s victorious Euro 2012 squad, then made a shock return to the Premier League with Middlesbrough in 2016.

But Negredo could only muster nine goals as his loan team suffered relegation to the Championship.

Negredo then scored 18 goals in a year at Turkish giants Besiktas before moving to Dubai-based Al-Nasr in 2018.

He scored 28 goals there, including a strike in the victorious UAE League Cup final against Shabab Ah-Ahli in January.

And after leaving Al-Nasr on a free transfer, Negredo is now back in La Liga as Cadiz look to the beat the drop and become a top-flight regular.


By: Anthony Chapman
Title: Man City cult hero Alvaro Negredo, 34, signs for new La Liga side Cadiz on free transfer after leaving UAE
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Published Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:18:35 +0000

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