Aleksandar Kolarov: Man City defender joins Roma on three-year-deal

Aleksandar Kolarov
Kolarov played 247 times for City after joining from Lazio in 2010

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov has joined Serie A club Roma on a three-year deal for a fee of £4.5m.

The 31-year-old, who played 247 times for City, won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups in his seven years with the club.

The Serbia full-back moved to City from Roma's rivals Lazio for £16m in 2010.

"I am extremely happy to be here," he said. "I will give 100% and more for Roma. My objective is always the same: to win."

On leaving City he added: "When I came in 2010, honestly, I didn't expect to play so long.

"Today is the day I have to say goodbye. For me, it's a very sad day. I am proud that I was part of making City the club that it is."

Kolarov is likely to be replaced at Manchester City by Monaco right-back Benjamin Mendy - with the two clubs having agreed a £52m deal for the 23-year-old.

Pep Guardiola is also expected to sign Real Madrid defender Danilo, 26, for £26.5m.

This summer City have signed right-back Kyle Walker from Tottenham, but a move for Dani Alves broke down as the 34-year-old joined Paris St-Germain.

Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page.

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