Manchester City have finally completed the signing of long-term target Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The midfielder joins the English Premiership side for a reported fee of around GBP 25 million and he is delighted to have a chance to play in the Premier League.
A statement on the club's official website read, "Manchester City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Brazilian international Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk.
"The 28-year-old has completed a medical and a deal has been agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk for his transfer. He will wear the number 25 shirt."
The player himself added: “This is a change, a challenge and a chance that I have been waiting a long time for. Playing in the Premier League for City is like a dream.
“My ambition here is to win all the titles, the team here is strong, and so is the greatness of the club and the supporters. Professionally this is a spectacular thing. Playing for a huge club in a huge league makes me so happy. I hope I will be able to repay City for what they have done for me.
“I know I will face challenges but I am prepared for them. Every player at a high level faces pressure and must respond and I am ready for that too. I know a lot about City. Ever since they expressed an interest in me, I have been learning more."