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Galatasaray loan switch for Jo

22 Jan 2010 - 07:47:18

Manchester City misfit Jo has ended his spell with Everton after agreeing to join Turkish club Galatasaray on loan.

Jo, 22, had been on loan at Goodison Park since the beginning of the season but was recently disciplined by Toffees boss David Moyes after returning to Brazil over the festive period without the permission of the club.

The Brazil international scored twice in 24 appearances this season and had also spent time on loan at on Merseyside last term.

"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," read a statement from Galatasaray.

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

Jo was signed by City from CSKA Moscow for £18million in July 2008 but he struggled to make any impact at Eastlands and was loaned out after making just a handful of appearances.

He becomes the second player to leave Everton bound for Galatasaray this month after the Toffees sanction the sale of Lucas Neill to the Turkish club last week.


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