Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Geronimo! ; Blues on Verge of Signing New Keeper - but He Isn't a Threat to Hart.Yet

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Geronimo! ; Blues on Verge of Signing New Keeper - but He Isn't a Threat to Hart.Yet

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CITY are poised to announce the signing of Geronimo Rulli after agreeing a deal for the Argentine goalkeeper.

But the 24-year-old will not pose an immediate threat to Joe Hart. Pep Guardiola is set to send Rulli out on loan for a season once his move from Deportivo Maldonado is confirmed. Rulli has spent the past two seasons on loan in La Liga with Real Sociedad.

That has been enough to impress Guardiola, who has identified him as one of the most promising emerging keepers in Europe. But he does not think he is ready to challenge Hart as City's No1 immediately - and will instead allow him to continue his development before he moves to the Etihad.

Despite speculation over Hart's future since Guardiola's appointment, the England international is still considered City's first choice. …

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