City complete Fernandinho signing

  • Last Updated: June 6 2013, 18:01 BST

Manchester City have completed the signing of Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk for an initial fee of around £30million.

Fernandinho: Manchester City move
Fernandinho: Manchester City move


25. Fernandinho

Title Number
Appearances 24 (1)
Goals 2
Assists 2
Yellows 6
Reds 3
*Current Season

The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the Etihad Stadium after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

Brazil international Fernandinho, who will wear the number 25 shirt for City, told the club's official website: "This is a change, a challenge and a chance that I have been waiting a long time for. Playing in the Premier League for City is like a dream.

"My ambition here is to win all the titles, the team here is strong, and so is the greatness of the club and the supporters. Professionally this is a spectacular thing.

"Playing for a huge club in a huge league makes me so happy. I hope I will be able to repay City for what they have done for me.

"I know I will face challenges but I am prepared for them. Every player at a high level faces pressure and must respond and I am ready for that too. I know a lot about City. Ever since they expressed an interest in me, I have been learning more."

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