Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Man City Agree to Jo Transfer
Guardian, April 21st, 2008 4:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Sven Goran Eriksson is clearly planning to be back at the City of Manchester Stadium after orchestrating a $40 million agreement to bring 21-year-old Brazilian striker Jo to Manchester City next season. The CSKA Moscow striker, who was joint top scorer in Russia last season with 14 goals, has already made a bright start to the new campaign, scoring twice in his first five games. His record in Europe -- 10 goals in 12 matches -- has been even more impressive; few expected the youngster to remain in Russia beyond this season.   

Last month, the lanky 6-foot-2 striker was linked to Arsenal, but the Guardian learned of the agreement to sell the player to Manchester City. Gaining the required work permit to play in England could prove to be a problem, however, as Jo has only played one time for the Brazilian national team. The UK Home Office usually requires that a player compete in 75 percent of his country's internationals in order to receive the permit. Brazil national team manager Dunga has reportedly told Jo that if the Home Office denies his application that would send a letter to assist with his appeal.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
Drogba: "I'm Like a Diesel, I Need Time"    
Didier Drogba admits that he needs time to regain his fitness and confidence after squandering chances ...
Ajax Earns Draw with PSG    
Danish international Lassa Schone scored in the 74th-minute from a free kick to spoil Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ...
Barca Uninspiring in Narrow UCL Opener     
It was an uninspiring debut for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in the UEFA Champions League on ...
Mourinho: Costa's Hamstring Injury a Concern     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho reiterated his concerns over striker Diego Costa's hamstring following the Blues' 1-1 ...
Report: NYCFC Eyes Queens Stadium    
New York City FC is considering building its stadium near the Acqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Capital ...
Ronaldo on Track to Break European Scoring Records    
If he remains injury-free this season, Cristiano Ronaldo should become the all-time leading scorer in both ...
Jardim: Monaco "Superior" in UCL Opener    
Leanardo Jardim hailed AS Monaco's "superior" display in Tuesday's 1-0 win against Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives