Sommeil says he has joined City

Last updated : 23 January 2003 By FootyMAD

"I committed myself to Manchester for three seasons this morning and had my first training with the team," Sommeil revealed on his personal website on Thursday.

The 28-year-old was said to be close to a move to Maine Road two weeks ago, but the two clubs reportedly could not agree on the transfer fee.

However, City and Bordeaux revived talks earlier this week, and the Frenchman flew to England on Tuesday to discuss teams again.

"On Sunday night my agent Pape Diouf left me a message to tell me that I was on the verge of joining Manchester City.

"I took the plane to pass a medical on Tuesday morning, we sorted out the details and I went back to Bordeaux yesterday to cancel my contract with the club," he added.

"I went to say goodbye to my team-mates, Elie (Bordeaux coach Elie Baup) and to the president (Jean-Louis Campora)."