Man City midfielder Fernandinho: If I cared about cash I'd have stayed in Ukraine

Fernandinho says he forewent a fortune to make the move to Manchester City.

The Brazil midfielder is set to make his Premier League debut tomorrow night against Newcastle United.

He said: “If I only wanted money and a comfortable life, I would have stayed in Ukraine.

“I was in Donetsk for eight years. I was happy there. I won six titles. I knew everyone and I was a big part of the club.

“But I was presented with the ­challenge of coming to Manchester City and I am aware that over the last few years this is a project which has grown a lot.

“The owners and the people who are managing the team want to win titles and big trophies – and I wanted to be part of that. I came here to win. Of course, I will be paid as a professional footballer but the only thing I’m greedy for is success.

“In my country we say that football is like a huge plate of food. Well, I want to eat everything because I want to win every trophy I can for City.”

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