Fernando Joins Galatasaray from Manchester City
Brazilian midfielder Fernando has joined Turkish club Galatasaray from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee on a contract of three years. The Brazilian has fallen out of favour under manager Pep Guardiola.
The 30-year-old, who began his career with Minas Gerais club Vila Nova, joined City from Porto for £12m in 2014. Fernando made 101 appearances for City and helped them beat Liverpool in the 2016 EFL Cup final.
Fernando has fallen down the pecking order and a move to Galatasaray has been on the cards for some time. The Brazilian said, “It has been a pleasure to play for Manchester City.
“The Club has looked after me incredibly well throughout my time here and I have enjoyed the challenge of playing for a top team in probably the world’s toughest league.The League Cup success of 2016 was a highlight for me and something I will never forget.”
City director Txiki Begiristain, added: “Fernando has been an excellent servant for City. He is a dedicated professional and a player who has made a significant contribution throughout his time here. I am sure he will continue to prove his quality for years to come.”
Fernando joins the likes of Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Aleksander Kolarov and Pablo Zabaleta in the Manchester club’s summer clearout, with the club having spent around £200m on new recruits in this transfer window.