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Manchester City Transfers: Why Fernandinho Would Be a Smart Addition

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Photo via Euro Football / Getty Images
Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IISeptember 20, 2016

Having failed to chalk up any trophies in the 2012-13 season and lost Roberto Mancini because of it, there's a great chance that Manchester City will be very active over the summer transfer window. 

Especially given the financial backing that they have from Sheikh Mansour.

The Citizens will no doubt have several top targets on their radar this summer, but one of the more intriguing players to emerge as a rumored target is Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho, who made himself a very big name to watch this summer by openly stating his desire to join the club.

The 28-year-old was quoted via The Telegraph as saying:

When asked whether now is the right time to move to England, Fernandinho said: “Yes. There are a lot of people in England with good football knowledge.

“I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City. My exposure would be better, because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league. What we do here is not recognised in my country.”

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