Guardiola’s Man City got robustly strengthened after Tottenham’s defender Kyle Walker put pen on paper to become a citizen for a world record fee for a defender.
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of the England right-back.
The Citizens paid in over £50m for the 27-year-old Tottenham strong man.
Walker will wear City’s number two shirt and he said: “I am thrilled and can’t wait to get started.
“Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”
Man City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain was also pleased with the completion of the deal. He said: “Kyle is a fine full-back; one capable of producing quality at both ends of the pitch.
Walker began his career at Sheffield United before moving over to Tottenham in 2009, where he had made over 200 appearances for the club.
Last season he made a total of 39 appearances for Spurs. He was also named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second successive campaign.
With Walker moving to Ethihad, his former club Sheffield United will get a slice of the pie, having inserted a 10 per cent sell-on clause into the £9m deal when they sold Walker and Naughton to Spurs in 2009.