Geovanni hints at City exit

19 January 2008 04:09
Manchester City midfielder Geovanni has reportedly engineered a move to Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna, despite not having clarification from his club. The Brazilian's agent has said that the a deal has been done with the La Liga strugglers. "The contract will last for a year-and-a-half. The player is delighted to have captured the interest of Deportivo, and he hopes that everything can move forward," said his agent and step-father Roberto Assuncao. However, the former Benfica star, whose goal knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League in 2005, is under contract until the end of June at the City of Manchester stadium. Therefore the Citizens are likely to command a fee for the former Barcelona man which could put the deal on hold. "We'll have another meeting on Monday with the aim that Manchester City release him," Assuncao added. Furthermore, City boss Sven Goran Eriksson may want to hold on to Geovanni given the recent injury to new loan signing Nery Castillo, who looks set to be out for several weeks.

Source: ESA