Man City Complete £15m Deal to Sign FC Porto Battler Fernando

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Man City have reportedly agreed a deal to sign FC Porto midfielder Fernando according to the Metro.

The Etihad Stadium side have been scouting the 26 year old Brazilian for some months and have now apparently agreed a fee with his Primeira Liga employers.

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Man City will pay around £15m for the tough tackler, who is expected to fly to England in the coming days to undergo a medical.

Manuel Pellegrini would appear to have more than enough strong tackling central midfielder with the likes of Fernandinho, Javi Garcia and Jack Rodwell being just three top quality options in this regard.

Fernando moved to FC Porto back in June 2007 and is surprisingly still to win a first senior national team cap and may well feel that a high-profile move could lead to recognition at international level.

Man City had attempted to sign Fernando in a double deal with French international Eliaqium Mangala but that move failed leading to Pellegrini opting to make a fresh offer for the Estadio do Dragao enforcer.

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