The 29-year-old has signed from Celta Vigo for a fee of £14 million.
And, while City fans aren’t exactly expecting the Spaniard to set the world alight, they still think Nolito’s arrival signals bad news for a City star.
Raheem Sterling has come under heavy criticism this summer, his performances for England at Euro 2016 posing a genuine notion that the young prospect actually has little potential to become a star.
The 21-year-old became the most expensive English footballer when he signed for City from Liverpool in 2015. But Sterling did little to justify his £49m price tag last season.