Manchester City have completed the first of an expected five signings on transfer deadline day with the capture of Scott Sinclair from Swansea City.
City manager Roberto Mancini is also chasing Inter Milan right-back Maicon, Fiorentina centre-back Matija Nastajic, Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia and goalkeeper Richard Wright.
Sinclair, who represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, said this summer that he would not sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium and was looking to leave.
Swansea rejected a £6.2million offer from Premier League champions City on Tuesday. However, a restructured offer of a reported £6.2 million with add-ons that could see the fee rise to over £8 million was accepted.
Sinclair, 23, excelled at Swansea after struggling to make the breakthrough at Chelsea. He was an integral part of the Swansea side which earned promotion to the top flight in 2011 and also impressed on their opening season in the Premier League.
“I’m just glad everything is settled and that I’m now a City player,” said Sinclair. “There were times when I thought it might not happen so I’m relieved that I’m here and I can’t wait to get started.
“Playing alongside some of the best players in the world is exciting for me and when you see two Champions League fixtures against Real Madrid on the horizon, it brings it all home.”
Want-away Sinclair came on as a substitute and scored in Swansea’s opening day 5-0 destruction of QPR a Loftus Road, but was omitted from Michael Laudrup’s squad as the Swans followed that up with a 3-0 cruise against West Ham.