( dpa ) - Manchester City began their summer spending Monday by signing Brazil striker Jo from Russian side CSKA Moscow for 20 million pounds (39.6million dollars), according to a report on the Guardian newspaper's website.
The 21-year-old has been hugely impressive since joining from Corinthians in 2006.
He scored 14 times in his first 18 games in Russia, was joint top scorer in the Russian league last season and has struck twice already this.
Goal-scoring has been City's great weakness this season. Jo's arrival is a step towards alleviating that.
The signing also perhaps suggests that manager Sven-Goran Eriksson's position is not so perilous as it had seemed, although it is not clear whether he initiated the purchase.