Manchester City's Brazil midfielder Elano Blumer has completed his move to Galatasaray, the Premier League club said on its website on Thursday. The Brazilian - who scored 18 times in 80 appearances - has been linked with a move away from Eastlands all summer after struggling to hold down a place in Mark Hughes’ side last season. Italian giants Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan were all reportedly chasing the 28-year-old, but Galatasaray have now successfully lured him away from Manchester. Elano has signed until 2013 in a deal believed to be worth around £8 million to City – the fee they forked out for him in 2007 from Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk. The Blues have been busy in the transfer market in the close season, signing striking trio Roque Santa Cruz, Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor, midfielder Gareth Barry and defender Kolo Toure. CITY FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter
30 July 2009
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