Date: 28th June 2008 at 8:55am
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After months of negotiations Manchester City have finally signed Brazilian striker Jo for a club record £18million.

The CSKA Moscow star has agreed a four-year deal after he was granted a work permit. The 21-year-old is expected at Eastlands ready for pre-season training, which begins next week.

Moscow president Yevgeni Giner said…

‘We are still talking to City but have accepted their offer. They are going to pay us around £18m ? but in my opinion he’s worth much more.’

‘On the other hand, we have no right to destroy his career. Under the circumstances we need to let him go to England.’


Jo has scored a whopping 44 goals in just 77 games during his two seasons for the Russian side.

Facts & Figures

Full nameJoão Alves de Assis Silva

Date of birth20/03/87

Place of birthSão Paulo, Brazil

Previous clubs2003-05 – Corinthians (13 goals) – CSKA Moscow – 2006 – 2008

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