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Fernando will be a part of the brand new Brazilian contingent at Galatasaray after signing from Manchester Metropolis for €5,250,000 on Friday, with €900,000 in bonuses.

Compatriots Mariano and Maicon, the latter of whom Fernando performed with at FC Porto, have already joined Igor Tudor’s ranks in Istanbul this summer time.

The 30-yr-previous defensive midfielder signed a 3-yr contract within the European aspect of Turkey’s most populous metropolis.

“It has been a pleasure to play for Manchester Metropolis,” Fernando stated in a press release issued by the English membership. “(Metropolis) has taken care of me extremely nicely all through my time right here and I’ve loved the problem of enjoying for a prime group in in all probability the world’s hardest league.

“The League Cup success of 2016 was a spotlight for me and one thing I’ll always remember.”

Fernando signed for Metropolis in 2014 for round £12 million, however was by no means capable of set up himself as a key a part of the primary group as he performed backup behind Fernandinho and Yaya Toure. His biggest league involvement got here in 22 begins in his debut English marketing campaign, however he was a peripheral determine final time period and was left at residence as Metropolis launched into its pre-season tour of the USA.

Metropolis ought to be recouping a few of its exorbitant summer time spend earlier than the switch window closes on Aug. 31. Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony, Eliaquim Mangala, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Fabian Delph might all be despatched packing within the coming weeks.