Jo happy with Toffees choice


Loan striker Jo insists he does not regret leaving mega-bucks Manchester City and would like to stay at Everton for 'the long run'.

The 22-year-old Brazilian ace was initially farmed out to Everton in the second half of last season after failing to live up to the £18million price-tag City paid CSKA Moscow for his services in summer 2008. And, following a successful spell at Goodison Park, Toffees chief David Moyes took Jo back to Merseyside on loan for this season.

Jo moved to Everton just as City boss Mark Hughes was splashing out vast sums of money to try and turn the Eastlands outfit into a genuine contender for at least a top-four finish. However Jo insists he made the right move joining Everton and he would like to stay put when his loan expires.

“I plan to stay here for the long run,” he told The Liverpool Echo.

“Since last season I have felt very, very happy here and very welcome.

“I have a lot of respect for Manchester City but I am playing for Everton at the moment.”

He added: “I feel cared for by everybody here and that makes me very happy.”


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