Monday, 24 August 2009

OFFICIAL: Sylvinho to Manchester City

Manchester City has today officially announced the transfer of former Barcelona left back defender Sylvinho (35).

Sylvinho has signed a one-year contract with the English Premier League club.

Barcelona had officially announced earlier this summer that the expiring contract of Sylvinho would not be renewed (read more here).


Speaking to the club's official media, Manchester City manager Mark Hughes said that he is delighted with the transfer: "Sylvinho has a wealth of experience at the very top level, having represented Brazil and played for some of the very top clubs in Europe. When the chance presented itself to bring him to Manchester City as a free agent I saw it as representing excellent business for us. Sylvinho won the European Cup last season at Barcelona and he will strengthen our defensive options."

Read more:
OFFICIAL: Sylvinho will leave
OFFICIAL: Eto'o to Inter Milan
OFFICIAL: Caceres to Juventus on loan

10 comments:

fcbee said...

Congratulations! Great transfer for a 35-yeard old guy.

frett said...

Good luck! We won't meet them in Europe anyhow... ;)

peter said...

Good luck uncle! Will be fun to see him play again!

tero said...

Surprising transfer...Hope he destroys ManU in the rival game...

zealot said...

LOL, I just about to post the same thing, Peter ;)

Good luck uncle syl!!

Johann said...

why does city with all the money in the world sign sylvinho on a free, a smart move though, he showed last season that he still got what it takes

Anonymous said...

He was awesome in the CL final . I always prefered him over Abidal . It looks like Abidal will have to make way for Maxwell who is a much better overall player !!

Fred_FCB said...

Best of luck grandpa!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, we should have kept him for another season.
From what I understand, and I say this with only what I have heard/picked up, he had a crucial role in the dressing room. Ah well

Hope he rocks the Man C side!

Bojanibra said...

never know why we let him go? well i wish u the best of luck till eternity.papa
good bye to the city.

Anonymous said...

They signed him to get closer to Messi

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