Manchester City have completed the signing of Inter midfielder Patrick Vieira on loan.
The former Arsenal player has moved to Eastlands on an initial six-month deal, with an option of a further 12 months to follow.
Vieira becomes Roberto Mancini’s first signing since replacing Mark Hughes last month.
“We should not be afraid to say that we are good enough to win the league because we are and as a team we should believe we can do it,” the 33-year-old said at his unveiling.
“I have come here to give something to the club. I believe that I still have a lot to give and I believe the team is strong enough to win trophies.”
Mancini admitted he was delighted to secure the services of the experienced midfielder, who still hopes to play in the summer’s World Cup, and thinks he will be an important signing for the club.
“Patrick is a world class midfielder with a winner’s mentality and will fit into this group very well,” he told the club’s official website.
“He knows me and my staff well, and importantly he also knows what the Premier League is all about.
“He will not need much time to settle in.
“Patrick is one of the great players of this era with almost every honour in the game against his name.
“I am sure City fans will welcome him warmly and appreciate the contribution he will make.”
Vieira, who played under under Mancini for three years at Inter, made 279 appearances during a nine-year stint with Arsenal, winning the Premier League three times.