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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