Fernandinho still wants Manchester City switch

FernandinhoFernandinho claims Shakhtar Donetsk’s price tag on his head is too high but he still would like a summer move to Manchester City.

The 28-year-old Brazilian, who has five caps for his country, had been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium at the start of the month when reports emerged claiming that City had agreed a £23million deal for his signature.

However, the Ukrainian outfit rejected the speculation and warned City they would have to match the 50million euros [£42.3million] release clause in Fernandinho’s contract in order to capture the midfield playmaker.

Roberto Mancini has since been axed as City boss following the side’s shock FA Cup final defeat at the hands of Wigan, but that has not dampened Fernandinho’s hopes of joining the club this summer.

When asked, “do you want to join City?” by a fan on Twitter, the Brazilian replied: “Yes my friend.”

However Fernandinho went on to hit out at Shakhtar’s demands for his signature by suggesting he is over-priced.

He added: “My dream is being threatened by my valuation.”

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