Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Eriksson adds Geovanni

City have made their third signing within a week by bringing
Brazilian midfielder Geovanni to the Club.
He passed a medical at City’s
Carrington training ground today, but is not expected to join the squad on the
pre-season tour of Sweden
The 27-year-old arrives on a free transfer and has
signed a one-year contract.
Most recently with Brazilian side Cruzeiro,
Geovanni brings a wealth of Champions League experience with him, having played
for Barcelona and Benfica, as well as having four international caps under his

Strangely, he played for Portsmouth in a pre-season friendly (and scored) against Yeovil on Saturday but has opted for a one-year deal at City having played for Cruzeiro last season.

He seems to be a useful pickup and will strengthen us going forward without a doubt, and of course trotted out the usual platitudes upon signing:

“It’s been a dream for me to play in England, and this
is a dream as well to come to a club like Manchester City.
“It’s great to
here after playing in Europe for a few years already, and I can’t wait to get
“Playing in England has been an ambition of mine, I watched a lot of
Premier League games when I was at Benfica and now that I’m here I just want to
start playing.”

The squad is beginning to take shape, and whilst this is a more short term addition than either of the previous two signings Eriksson has brought in, he is clearly beginning to mould the side a little into the style he wants to see and we should now begin to get an idea of the incumbent players which he likes the look of.

vote it up!


Anonymous said...

Probably had never heard of Man City - but he's heard of Sven, and he's certainly heard of us now! A one year is probably a good deal. He may not adapt to the weather or the football. If he does, then Frankie can extend his contract in January!!

Anonymous said...

i dont neccasarily think its a short term addition. ok he's only signed a 1 yr contract but he's only 27 and whos to say he is gonna settle in england with the previous record of south americans in the prem.

problem then comes if he turns out to be mustard and gets snapped up next summer when he's out of contract