Diego Benaglio, believes former teammate Kevin De Bruyne was right to leave Wolfsburg for City.
De Bruyne completed a protracted move to City from Wolfsburg for a record breaking fee of £55 million.
And Benaglio feels that De Bruyne had no choice, when faced with the offer from Manchester City.
“Of course, it is a shame that Kevin and Ivan Perisic have left the club,” the goalkeeper told Bild.
“Kevin is simply an extraordinary player. When you are being honest, you can understand someone when such an offer comes in.
“Kevin has always been honest. He never said that he would 100 per cent certain stay at Wolfsburg, only to backtrack the day after. One can perfectly understand his move.
“But I think we have compensated for his exit pretty well with the arrival of Julian Draxler and Dante.”
De Bruyne could make his debut for Manchester City in the match at Crystal Palace on Saturday.