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Javier Garrido leaves Man City for Lazio

Javier Garrido
Spaniard Garrido scored twice in three years at Eastlands

Lazio have completed the signing of left-back Javier Garrido from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old defender replaces Aleksander Kolarov, who made a £16m move in the opposite direction earlier in the week, at the Serie A club.

"Garrido is a Lazio player. He was our first choice to replace Kolarov," said Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

Spaniard Garrido joined City in the summer of 2007 and made 62 appearances in three seasons at Eastlands.

He was signed from Spanish side Real Sociedad for £1.5m by former City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.


However, Garrido found first-team opportunities limited at City and made only 12 appearances last season.

His last match in the Premier League proved to be the 5-1 win over Birmingham on 11 April.

A short statement on the City website said: "Javier leaves for Italy with the best wishes of everyone at the club."

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