City swoop for Geovanni
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Geovanni has become Sven Goran Eriksson's third signing at Manchester City.Manchester City have signed Geovanni on a one-year deal.
The versatile Brazilian forward has been on trial at Portsmouth this month and scored for Harry Redknapp's side in their pre-season friendly against Yeovil on Saturday.
He had been expected to make a permanent switch to Fratton Park but City have come through to win the race for his signature.
Sven Goran Eriksson has been keeping tabs on Geovanni's progress and has snapped him up on a free transfer.
The 27-year-old passed a medical at City earlier on Monday and a deal has now been finalised after he agreed personal terms.
He becomes Eriksson's third signing as City manager following the arrivals of Rolando Bianchi and Gelson Fernandes.
But the former Barcelona and Benfica player is not set to join his new team-mates on their tour of Sweden.