Manchester City have completed the signing of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte for club record £57m.
The fee paid to acquire the 23-year-old smashes City’s record of £55m paid to Wolfsburg for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015.
“I am very happy to be here,” the defender told Manchester City’s website.
“City are a club with a lot of ambition and they are one of the best teams in Europe.
“I am looking forward to working under Pep Guardiola and trying to help the club to achieve success.
“It means a lot that the club have shown faith in me and I am excited to get started.”