Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Brazilian striker Jo for an undisclosed club record fee.
The 21-year-old CSKA Moscow star is the first signing by City boss Mark Hughes since his arrival at Eastlands.
Jo, who helped CSKA win four trophies during a three-year spell in Russia, has agreed a four-year deal.
"I decided to come to Manchester City because it is one of the clubs who showed more interest in me, although I had other offers as well," said Jo.
He added: "After I spoke to the manager (Hughes) I was very pleased.
"I was told Manchester City is a club going forward at the moment. We can go places, that is our objective. We thought about it and I decided to come to Manchester City for that reason."
Jo also revealed that Spanish outfit Valencia were one of the clubs that were interested in the striker.
"The club who showed interest officially was Valencia," he said. "I know from the press there were other clubs who showed interest."
The transfer, thought to be worth about £18m - beating the £13m the club spent to sign Nicolas Anelka from Paris Saint-Germain in 2002 - was first mooted several weeks ago and City will be delighted to have finally got their man.
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