Premier League champions Manchester City have signed Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund for £15 million.
The 27-year-old was scooped by City on Wednesday just in time before the transfer window ends for a five-year contract.
Akanji who had yet to make an appearance for Dortmund this season has played 158 times for the Bundesliga club since joining from Basel in 2018.
The Swiss international picked the number 25 shirt vacated by former City skipper Fernandinho.
Speaking on his signing, Akanji said, “I am delighted to be here, and can’t wait to get started.”
“City have been one of the best teams in Europe over the last few seasons. They are brilliant to watch, play an exciting brand of football, and compete for trophies year in, and year out, so coming here feels like the perfect next step in my career.
“Pep Guardiola is an exceptional manager, and this is an exceptional squad of players, so this is an exciting opportunity for me.
“I am really looking forward to testing myself in the Premier League and I will do everything I can to help this club be successful.”