Man City have signed the Borussia Dortmund defender on a five-year contract.
The Swiss defender has penned a five-year deal with the Cityzens and will be the club’s fifth summer signing.
The 27-year-old defender made 158 appearances for Dortmund and helped them to the DFB Pokal title last year.
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Akanji said: “I am delighted to be here and can’t wait to get started. City have been one of the best teams in Europe over the last few seasons. They are brilliant to watch, play an exciting brand of football and compete for trophies year in, year out. Pep Guardiola is an exceptional manager and this is an exceptional squad of players so this is an exciting opportunity for me.”
Txiki Begiristain, City’s sporting director, said: “He has everything we want in a centre-back. He is strong, quick, comfortable in possession, has an excellent passing range and he will complement other defenders in our team and our style of play.”
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