21:10, 14 August 2014
Javi García to continue his career in Zenit
Zenit and Manchester City football clubs have reached an agreement for the transfer of Spanish midfielder Javi García to Zenit! García has already undergone a physical examination and will soon join the team.

The contract with García lasts until the end of the 2018/2019 season, and the midfielder will play as number 21 in Zenit.

Javi García was born on the 8th of February in 1987 in Mula. He began his professional career with Real Madrid and played with various teams from 2004-2009 with a brief period on loan to Osasuna. In 2009 he transferred to the Portuguese side Benfica and in 2012 to Manchester City. He debuted for the Spanish national team on May 26th, 2012.

García won the Supercup in Spain with Real and then the League Cup at Benfica as well as claiming the English Premier League Championship and the Football League Cup with Manchester City.

García’s primary position has been as a defensive midfielder.

Zenit welcomes García and his family to St. Petersburg and wishes them success in their new city and team!