TRANSFER: Man City Complete Manuel Akanji from Dortmund
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TRANSFER: Man City Complete Manuel Akanji from Dortmund

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Manuel Akanji, STECHITEGIST

Manuel Akanji has officially been moved from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City.

A five-year deal will keep the center back, who is 27 years old, at Manchester City until the summer of 2027.

He is a 41-cap Swiss international who has won titles in both Germany and his native Switzerland. As City’s fifth summer signing, he joins former teammate Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Sergio Gomez, and Kalvin Phillips. After finishing his loan with River Plate, Julian Alvarez will also be added to the roster.

Manuel Akanji, STECHITEGIST

Before going to Basel, Akanji began his career at FC Winterthur in his native country. During his three seasons there, Akanji made enough of an impression for Dortmund to sign him in January 2018.

During his four and a half year tenure with the Black and Yellows, he made 158 appearances and won the German Super Cup in 2019 and the German Cup in 2020/21.

Manuel Akanji, STECHITEGIST

After finishing his transfer to the Etihad Stadium, Akanji told pressmen, “I am thrilled to be here and can’t wait to get started.”

“Over the past few seasons, City has been among the strongest teams in Europe. Coming here feels like the ideal next step in my professional journey because they are amazing to watch, play a thrilling kind of football, and battle for championships year in and year out.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me because Pep Guardiola is a great manager and this team has exceptional players.

I am eager to put my skills to the test in the Premier League, and I will do everything in my power to support this Club’s success.

Manuel has a ton of experience competing at the highest level of European football, and we are certain he will be a useful addition to our team, said director of football Txiki Begiristain.

We have been impressed by his performances while at Dortmund, where he has grown into a very excellent defender who is capable of competing in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

Manuel Akanji, STECHITEGIST

“He possesses every quality we look for in a center back. He will compliment the other defenders on our squad and our style of play because he is powerful, quick, at ease in possession, has a fantastic passing range, and he is all of those things.


“He possesses every quality we look for in a center back. He will compliment the other defenders on our squad and our style of play because he is powerful, quick, at ease in possession, has a fantastic passing range, and he is all of those things.

Manuel is warmly welcomed to Manchester by everyone at City, and we wish him the best of luck throughout his time with the team. It might interest you to read Antony signs a five-year deal with Man United

Manuel Akanji, STECHITEGIST

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