Manchester City complete signing of Brazilian striker Jo

July 3rd, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS  

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London, July 3 (DPA) Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian striker Jo from CSKA Moscow. The 21-year-old, who has signed for an undisclosed fee believed to be a club record, has agreed a four-year deal, the club confirmed Wednesday.

Jo is the club’s first signing since Mark Hughes was appointed as manager to replace Sven-Goran Eriksson at the end of last season.

“He’s a big talent and a young man with a big future,” Hughes told the club’s web-site.

“A lot has been said about him and there was a big expectation on him coming out of Brazil. So with the success he’s had I think it’s a real coup that we’ve been able to bring him to the club.

“He’s a big guy, in stature and in ability, so I think everybody will enjoy watching him play,” he added.

Jo has made one appearance for the Brazil national side. He joined CSKA from the Sao Paulo side Corinthians in 2005.
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