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Jo agrees Everton loan

Brazilian striker Jo agrees a season-long loan to Everton from Manchester City.

Brazilian striker Jo has agreed a season-long loan to Everton from Manchester City. Jo, who scored five goals in 11 games on loan at Everton last season but was cup-tied for the run to the FA Cup final, will once again feature for the Goodison Park club after the two clubs agreed a deal today. Jo turned up at Everton's Finch Farm training ground yesterday for medical tests and travelled to a four-day training camp later in the day with boss David Moyes's squad. Everton will be at their team hotel near Edinburgh for four days and return to play a friendly at Bury on Friday. Jo moved to Everton last season in the January transfer window, only three weeks after coming on as a second-half substitute for City in their FA Cup third-round home defeat by Nottingham Forest, an appearance that robbed him of the chance to figure at Wembley in May against Chelsea, when Everton lost 2-1. Now, with City having an abundance of strikers, including Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz and Robinho ? plus the anticipated arrival of Carlos Tevez ? Jo knew his chances of playing time at Eastlands this term would be limited. At the end of last season Moyes made it clear Everton could not afford to match the 18 million (Dh106.9m) City paid CSKA Moscow for Jo last summer, but another loan will suit all parties.

* PA Sport

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