Thursday, July 3, 2008

Brazilian Jo Joins Manchester City From CSKA Moscow

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Brazilian Jo21-year-old Brazilian Joao Alves de Assis Silva, popularly known as Jo has joined Manchester City from CSKA Moscow on Wednesday (3rd July 2008).

Jo has played only one international match for Brazil has signed a 4-year contract with the EPL side, Manchester City. This is Mark Hughes's first major signing at Manchester City. Jo moved to CSKA Moscow from Corinthians in 2006.

It had been reported that City expected to pay around 19 million pounds (38 million dollars) for the striker, who scored 44 goals in 77 matches for the Russian club.

"I decided to come to Manchester City because it is one of the clubs who showed more interest in me, although I had other offers as well," Jo said at a press conference announcing his signing.

"After I spoke to the manager (Hughes) I was very pleased.

"I was told Manchester City is a club going forward at the moment. We can go places, that is our objective. We thought about it and I decided to come to Manchester City for that reason."

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