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Man City striker Jo seals loan move to Galatasaray

Everton striker Jo
Jo has struggled to adjust to life in the Premier League

Manchester City striker Jo has joined Turkish club Galatasaray on loan for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old joined City for a fee thought to be in the region of £18m from CSKA Moscow in 2008 but scored only three goals in 18 games.

He joined Everton on loan for the second half of last season and then rejoined the Toffees in July.

However, Jo was suspended by Everton manager David Moyes earlier this month for a breach of club discipline.

The Brazilian, whose full name is Joao Alves de Assis Silva, had returned to South America without permission over Christmas.


Jo's departure was confirmed by Everton, who said on their website: "Jo has left Everton and returned to Manchester City. Jo was then immediately loaned by City to Galatasaray.

"A season-long loan deal for the player had been agreed between Everton and Manchester City in the summer, but this has been cut short."

A statement on Galatasaray's official website read: "Our club have agreed to sign Brazilian Joao Alves de Assis Silva on loan until the end of the season from English Premier League team Manchester City.

"Joao Alves de Assis Silva is welcome and we wish him success in the yellow and red jersey."

The 6ft 3in forward scored 44 goals in 77 games for CSKA Moscow before joining City in July 2008 on a four-year deal.

After returning to Eastlands at the end of the campaign, Jo rejoined the Toffees in July but has been largely used as a substitute, scoring two goals in 24 appearances.

In his two loan spells at Goodison Park, Jo made a total of 36 appearances and scored seven goals.

Jo will join Australia captain and former Everton team-mate Lucas Neill in Turkey, after the 31-year-old signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with Galatasaray on Monday.

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see also
Galatasaray wrap up Neill signing
18 Jan 10 |  Everton
Brazilian Jo suspended by Everton
01 Jan 10 |  Everton
Everton finalise Jo loan switch
10 Jul 09 |  Everton
Jo will rejoin Man City - Moyes
23 May 09 |  Everton
Jo completes Everton loan switch
03 Feb 09 |  Everton
Man City complete record Jo deal
03 Jul 08 |  Man City

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