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Man City signing Fernando: I'm so happy

Former Porto midfielder Fernando is delighted to have completed his move to Manchester City. No transfer fee was announced by City, but Porto had issued a statement to the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) the previous evening saying a deal worth £12million had been struck between the two clubs.

He will join up with his new team-mates for pre-season training in a fortnight, and said: "I am so happy to finally be joining Manchester City.

"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.

"I'm looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and helping City to defend the title. It is a very exciting time to be part of this football club and I cannot wait to play in the Premier League.

"City fans can be assured I will give my all every time I play and I'm looking forward to many happy years in Manchester.

"I have enjoyed my stay with Porto and I thank the club and the fans for their support during my time in Portugal. Now I am ready for a new chapter in my career."

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