Date: 10th June 2010 at 10:35pm
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Way back in 2008 Manchester City bought João Alves de Assis Silva aka Jô for an estimated £19million but the 23-year-old found it difficult to establish himself in the City team and featured in just six games at the start of the 2008-09 season. Subsequently the Brazilian striker was loaned out to Everton, but after just a mere one season at Goodison Park the so-called striker brought Everton into disrepute and he returned to Manchester City, tail between his legs. On the very day he returned to Eastlands he was immediately loaned out to Turkish side Galatasaray.

The future

City are hopeful of offloading another Brazilian flop by offering around £25million for Spain’s World Cup winger David Silva from Valencia and in return giving the Spanish side Jô for nothing.

Would Valencia fall for this cunning plan? Tell us what you think by adding your thoughts in the comments section directly below this article.

I tried to find Youtube highlights of Jô at Manchester City and Everton but I couldn’t find anything worthwhile, hence I had to go even further back in time to his days at CSKA Moscow.



 

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