Hull City Football Club have signed a footballer, a man who plays football. This is the premiership giant's second signing of the close season and closely follows the capture of former star player Craig Fagan, who has once again left a championship side for a premiership side to further his career.
The new signing is not just any footballer, he is a Brazilian footballer and his name does not matter for he is a Brazilian and Brazilians are the supreme masters of the beautiful game of football.
Manchester City have just signed a Brazilian from a Russian club for eighteen million quid and he is definately also a Brazilian and his name or who his third party owners happen to be need not matter. They have on the other hand released a Brazilian. This Brazilian was previously purchased by Spanish giants Barca for a mere eleven million quid before they released him on loan to Benfica before he eventually returned to Brazil.
Geovanni has given up playing at Manchester City's often half empty council owned ground. To play at the much smaller but always sold out KC stadium, Hull City Football Club's council owned ground.
The extent of the man's Brazilian-ness will become apparent as the season gets going, but with a full house capacity crowd, singing their hearts out for him at every game, he may prove to be just the ticket.
As wise men say in the fair city of Ull upon Umber: "17th is Victory"