Every top flight club will have three goalkeepers available in their squad and earlier this summer, Manchester City only had the services of Ederson and Claudio Bravo.
The English champions were keen on signing Asier Riesgo, who had reportedly rejected an offer from Eibar to sign an extension. The 35-year-old was expected to be the third-choice keeper at the Etihad.
Unfortunately for the Spaniard, his move to the Premier League never materialised and had to wait until the end of the window to find a new club.
Riesgo joined Girona on a free transfer on the deadline day and was presented to the media on Tuesday. During the presentation, he spoke about his failed transfer to City.
“The opportunity came from City and I was practically thinking I was going there. It collapsed and, in the end, it has been a very long summer,” Riesgo was quoted as saying by Diario de Girona.
Mundo Deportivo have also gathered comments made by the goalkeeper on Pep Guardiola’s side.
“It was not an easy situation. I had a long summer and when I thought everything would work out, destiny took a turn. Now I am happy to take advantage of this beautiful challenge [at Girona] on a personal and sports level,” he said.
Diario Vasco reported on Tuesday Riesgo considered retiring after his move to City collapsed. They also explain he didn’t join them because Premier League clubs cannot register more than 17 players who grew up outside the United Kingdom.
City ended up signing Scott Carson on loan from Derby County last month.