UK time is: 11:20:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City Sign Brazilian Striker Jo (Video)

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 name - João Alves de Assis Silva

Date of birth - 20/03/87

Place of birth - São Paulo, Brazil

Previous clubs - 2003-05 - Corinthians (13 goals) - CSKA Moscow - 2006 - 2008

The following video clip lasts 6 minutes.



Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 28 2008

Time: 8:54AM

Your Comments

When Jo arrived at CSKA, he became a real sensation at first, scoring in nearly every game. But then he sort of faded a little. He has a potential to be a big star, but he's equally likely to be a flop, so don't get very excited yet.
RussianHammer
Sorry about this but even with the clips I am not convinced about Jo, most of the goals come from good crosses and woeful defending. Takes a good penalty. What we lack is someone to cross the ball into the box for strikers to finish it off. hope I am wrong about this.
Buzz Lightyear
I hope you are wrong as well BL.
Tudor
He is top drawer when it comes to celebrations! hopefully we'll be seeing his whole repertoire next season! I never go too much on videos anyway, Did anyone see the Samaras video of his time in Holland? he looked like a world beater!
Ghost of 76
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Team News: CSKA Moscow v City (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Pellegrini Praises Our Mozart (Sunday October 19 2014)

The Ped Report....City 4-1 Spurs (Sunday October 19 2014)

Team News: City v Tottenham Hotspur (Friday October 17 2014)

Looking For A Certain Goal Ratio (Thursday October 16 2014)

More Milner Murmurings (Thursday October 16 2014)

VMC News Round Up 12/10/14 (Sunday October 12 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 201
2. Skoorb 119
3. fifthcolumnblue 74
4. Bluedub 55
5. kennyclementstache 49
6. citizhun 40
7. CITYBOY1000 40
8. johnkelv 39
9. rojo2010 33
10. PhillyBlueMoon 29

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 +15 22
2. Man City 8 5 2 1 +10 17
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 +14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 +4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 +1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 +3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 +2 11

Breaking League News

Magnificent Seven for Baines
» Everton : 21/10/2014 11:00:00
Are We For Real?
» Newcastle : 21/10/2014 10:48:00
Distin must fight for place
» Everton : 21/10/2014 10:09:00
Team News: CSKA Moscow v City
» Man City : 21/10/2014 10:05:00
Surely Not to QPR!
» West Ham : 21/10/2014 10:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal Against Spurs?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 13′ 44%
Agüero 20′(pen) 0%
Agüero 68′ (pen) 14%
Agüero 75′ 42%