Thiago Neves linked with Manchester City

August 24, 2008 at 14:02 6 comments

Fluminense and Brazil midfielder, Thiago Neves, could be on his way to sunny Manchester for around 12 million euros.

Currently with Fluminense, the left-footed player has been linked with a number of clubs in Europe but the 23 year-old may soon be turning out with fellow Brazilians, Jô and Elano in City’s blue.

Neves played well for Flu during their ill-fated Libertadores campaign, but had an indifferent run out for Brazil in Beijing.

Undoubtedly talented, Neves lets himself down by constant play-acting and diving – and this will have to be stamped out if he does make the switch to City.

See him in action here here here

Thiago Neves Augusto

Born: 27/02/85

Clubs: Paraná, Vegalta Sendai, japan; Fluminense

Brazil’s new breed of gifted players 


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. chris  |  August 24, 2008 at 20:03

    hope its true love to see him in a man city shirt come on thiagoneves come to city with your mates jo and elano

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  August 25, 2008 at 20:59

    haha maybe he will but it appears that nothing is certain right now. Atletico Madrid are also in the picture and a number of German clubs are in the hunt. the guy is also a bit of a bull-shitter. he apparently signed a pre-contract with Palmeiras at the end of last season but changed his mind and stayed with Flu and then denied he’d signed anything!

  • 3. john_barnes_the_saviour!  |  August 26, 2008 at 13:53

    Elegant and classy midfielder, great vision and can pick a pass. He ought to come to England!

  • 4. Rafael  |  August 27, 2008 at 18:40

    sorry guys, he is joining Hamburg

  • 5. pitacodogringo  |  August 27, 2008 at 20:52

    the latest news coming out of Rio is that he’s set to sign for Atletico Madrid – we’ll see if that turns out to be true or not in the next day or so

  • 6. pitacodogringo  |  August 28, 2008 at 12:31

    Hamburgo’s president, Bernd Hoffmann, has told the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper that Neves just needs to complete his medical and sign his contract to become a Hamburg player for around 8 million euros


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