Celta Vigo
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
 By PA Sport

Javi Garcia completes switch to Real Betis from Zenit St Petersburg

Javi Garcia spent two seasons at Manchester City.

Javi Garcia has joined Real Betis from Zenit St Petersburg, with the former Real Madrid and Manchester City midfielder signing a three-year contract.

Garcia, 30, spent two seasons with City before departing for Russia in August 2014.

A statement on the official Betis website on Monday confirmed the deal.

Garcia said: "I am very excited. Betis were my first choice because the club is making a great effort to put a competitive team together."

City ready to offload 5 players

Manchester City could let five players go before the transfer window closes, with Javi Garcia potentially the first to leave the Etihad Stadium.

- Mooney: Mangala arrival timely for City

Zenit St Petersburg are in talks with City about the Spaniard although, despite reports that a fee of 13 million pounds has been agreed, a source told ESPN FC that no deal has been finalised yet.

Matija Nastasic, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and Karim Rekik could also depart as Manuel Pellegrini reduces his squad...

Garcia: Hull win sparked City title bid

Javi Garcia believes Manchester City’s title hopes could have been hanging by a thread had they lost at Hull on Saturday.

Javi Garcia
Garcia is currently enjoying a resurgence in form at City.

Curtis: Four-horse race

Manuel Pellegrini’s team were threatened with a third consecutive defeat when captain Vincent Kompany was sent off after just 10 minutes at the KC Stadium.

Instead, midfielder Garcia filled in as a makeshift centre-back while David...

Javi Garcia eyes Man City-Benfica final

Javi Garcia is dreaming of a Champions League final between Manchester City and his former club Benfica and believes Manuel Pellegrini’s team are capable of reaching the showpiece occasion.

Javi Garcia
Garcia has struggled to cement a first-team place at the Etihad.

Curtis: Adding to Sky Blue ranks
Garcia: No room for error

The midfielder joined City from the Portuguese club for 15.8 million pounds in the summer of 2012 and hopes to return to the...

Javi Garcia: No margin for error

Javi Garcia believes Manchester City have to win back-to-back Premier League away games against West Ham and Chelsea to keep their title bid on track.

Javi Garcia knows City must improve away from home if they are to reclaim the title.
Javi Garcia knows City must improve away from home if they are to reclaim the title.

Curtis: City expansion plans

The 2012 champions have struggled away from home so far, losing to Cardiff and Aston Villa and only taking one point from a possible nine.

Garcia believes that means they have no margin for error now as they start to prepare for two trips to London in as many weekends.

He told...