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City's summer buys continue with $26m signing of midfielder Fernando from Porto

Published on Jun 26, 2014 6:33 PM

(REUTERS) - Manchester City have completed the signing of FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Fernando, the Premier League champions said today.

The Portuguese club had said in a stock-market statement yesterday that they had sold the 26-year-old for 15 million euros (S$26 million) to City.

"I am so happy to finally be joining Manchester City," the defensive midfielder, who is not part of Brazil's World Cup squad, said on the club's website (

"I know there was talk of me possibly signing last January so I am delighted that the deal has now been done and that I am a City player."

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