SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) MANCHESTER CITY RIGHT BACK JOAO CANCELO SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "It was all very fast, I knew of the interest from Manchester City a while ago and I was just waiting, I obviously like to play for Juve but I always knew about Manchester City's interest and I am very happy to be here now." 2.
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(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) CANCELO SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "As a player I like new challenges and obviously I was aware of the competition I was going to find here, Kyle Walker is a great player but I think that the more competition you have the better to improve and grow as a player.
I always have the dream to be the best right back and the best player in my position and I think only playing with the best that you can achieve that and Manchester City has the best player and it's a great place to develop." 4.
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(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) CANCELO SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "For me the Premier League is the best league in the world without any doubt and obviously I'm really looking forward to playing my first game here, I love the stadiums and also the atmosphere in the stadiums here in England, they are always great teams and I would say it's the most competitive competiton in the world and for me the more the better to improve and to grow as a player." 6.
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CANCELO HOLDING UP JERSEY STORY: Portuguese right back Joao Cancelo said on Thursday (August 8) that he believes he will improve as a player after joining Manchester City from Juventus.
The Premier League champions completed the signing of Portuguese international from Juventus on Wednesday (August 7) in a six-year deal for 65 million euros.
Speaking at a news conference in Manchester where he was unveiled to the media, Cancelo said that the Premier League was the best league in the world and that he is looking forward to playing his first match for Pep Guardiola's side.
Cancelo, 25, spent one season at Juventus, helping them win an eighth successive Serie A title.
Raised at Benfica, he has also played for Valencia and Inter Milan.
Cancelo has played 14 times for Portugal although Nelson Semedo often gets the nod ahead of him for the right back position.
(Production: Annette Faydenko)