Manchester City splash the cash on Fernandinho
Manuel Pellegrini will soon be announced as the new manager of Manchester City and the Chilean will be encouraged that the squad is being reshaped ahead of the new season.
June 6th, 2013
Jesus Navas is on his way to Eastlands and it was today confirmed that Fernandinho would be joining him, with the Brazil midfielder set to leave Shakhtar Donetsk for £30m.
The 28-year-old is principally a defensive midfielder who could potentially allow Yaya Toure to roam forward more for City, with Navas set to complete a £16m move after undergoing a medical next week.
“This is a change, a challenge and a chance that I have been waiting a long time for,” he told City’s official website. “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.”