Hull City boss Phil Brown believes they landed the better signing in Geovanni when compared with Manchester City's Robinho.

Brown said: "For one to be top-side of £30m and the other to be a free transfer, well, I take a lot of pride and satisfaction in that one.

"Geovanni plays in a more central role than Robinho, but he is effective wherever he goes because he attracts the ball.

"They are both matchwinners, though."