Fernandinho waives big bonus to seal Man City move

New Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho gave up a series of bonuses worth £4m in an effort to push through a move to the Premier League club, the Guardian has reported.

Fernandinho has moved to City from Shakhtar Donetsk in a transfer worth around £30m, higher than the former champions originally wished to pay, but lower than Shakhtar’s initial valuation of £42.5m. The clubs negotiated a fee of £34m but to help things along, the Brazil gave up the £4m that he was due.

He said: “This is a change, a challenge and a chance I have been waiting a long time for. Playing in the Premier League for City is like a dream.

My ambition here is to win all the titles, the team here is strong and so is the greatness of the club and the supporters. Professionally this is a spectacular thing. Playing for a huge club in a huge League makes me so happy.

Fernandinho joined Shakhtar in 2005 from Atletico Paranaense, playing almost 300 games for the Ukrainian club. A Brazil international, the 28-year-old is set to be joined at the Etihad Stadium by Sevilla winger Jesus Navas, who is expected to complete a £17m switch from La Liga in the near future.

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