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Fernandinho sets sights on Premier League move

ESPN staff
November 7, 2012
Fernandinho caused Chelsea problems in Donetsk © PA Photos

Fernandinho is looking to catch the eye of Premier League clubs during Shakhtar Donetsk's Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The Brazil international has already set tongues wagging this term by scoring in Shakhtar's win over Chelsea a fortnight ago. The reverse fixture hands him the chance to prove his display was no fluke and he is determined to do that, given his desire to move on to pastures new.

The 27-year-old has been on Shakhtar's books since 2005 and is keen on a new challenge, with the Premier League his destination of choice.

"If I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League I think that my qualities would improve even further," Fernandinho is quoted as saying in the Daily Star. "I believe that the tactical roles of the players of the Premier League are very important, as well as its defensive responsibilities.

"However, these last years we have seen new, more aggressive players with very diverse styles, which make the games even more interesting. If I could combine all these roles, I could give considerable value to the Premier League.

"I like England a lot. It is a beautiful country and if I had the opportunity to live here, it would be very good for my family and me."

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