City sign Romania goalkeeper Pantilimon

Manchester City has signed Romania goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon

from Romanian club FC Poli Timisoara.

The 24-year-old Pantilimon made two appearances against City

last season in a Europa League qualifier.

Manchester City won the tie 3-0 on aggregate.

The 6-foot-8 Pantilimon has played for Romania 13 times and will

act as cover for first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart.

The signing is subject to a successful work permit

application.