Clichy targets City success

New Manchester City signing Gael Clichy cannot wait to get started at his new club, declaring there is ‘no limit’ to what they can achieve.The former Arsenal full-back became Roberto Mancini’s first signing in the off-season after signing a four-year deal on Monday.

On the back of a season that saw them finish third in the English Premier League, securing Champions League qualification, and winning their first major trophy in 35 years in the FA Cup, Clichy believes City is a club on the up.

“There is no limit at Manchester City,” France international Clichy said.

“Of course, you have to be realistic but there is no limit. Where they have come from in three years is phenomenal. And I want to win things.”

Clichy will be competing with the likes of Aleksandar Kolarov, Joleon Lescot and – provided he stays at Eastlands – Wayne Bridge for a left-back slot in Mancini’s side.

But the Toulouse native is looking forward to the challenge.

“Sometimes it is difficult to have a lot of players because you have to leave some out. But you need to have a big squad to go all the way. That is why I joined City.”

“It’s a new life for me, a new chapter but I’m really looking forward to it because it’s an amazing challenge for me.”

Clichy, 26, spent eight years with Arsenal, and was part of the north London club’s last championship winning side in 2004.