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Shakhtar's Fernandinho sends Man City plea

Shakhtar Donetsk winger Fernandinho would love to play for Manchester City.

The 28-year old Brazilian has been heavily linked with City in recent times and although he has a £42.5million release clause he says he, and his Shakhtar teammates, hopes last season's Premier League champions go after him in the summer transfer window.

"They all wish me to move on," Fernandinho said.

"They know that the Premier League is a great championship and that Manchester City is a great club, therefore they all wish me to play there, and to participate in the division.

"I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City. My exposure would be better, because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league. What we do here is not recognised in my country.

"Therefore, playing in a division, at a club that is considered among the best in the world, and if I keep performing well, that would help me to be to be taken back to the Brazilian national team.

"There are a lot of people in England with good football knowledge. For that reason, those compliment my skills and motivate me to want to play in a championship like the Premier League."

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