Garcia - City are the biggest

Midfielder believes new employers can compete with Europe's best

Javi Garcia: Aware that he faces stiff competition for places at Manchester City

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Javi Garcia claims he has joined the 'biggest club in England' after completing a deadline day move to Manchester City from Benfica.

The former Real Madrid midfielder linked up with City on a £16million deal as the summer window swung shut.

The 25-year-old feels his new employers have the potential to become a European heavyweight under the guidance of Roberto Mancini and their ambitious owners.

He is backing City to make an impact at home and abroad in 2012/13 and sees no reason why they cannot put down an early UEFA Champions League marker when they head to Santiago Bernabeu on 18th September.

Proud

"Without a doubt, I'm at the biggest club in England and one of the biggest in Europe," said Garcia.

"So I'm very proud but also aware that I'm joining a great side full of top players.

"The Champions League group is a tough one but it'll be a lot of fun.

"The Real Madrid game is a great way to start out but we have the team and players to compete against any opposition."