Ex-Brazil forward Jo signs with Nagoya Grampus from Corinthians

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian striker Jo has confirmed a move from Corinthians to Japanese club Nagoya Grampus.

The top goal-scorer of the most recent Brazilian championship said in a news conference on Friday that he had not planned to leave his country, but considered the Japanese offer "irrefutable.''

Jo did not announce the length of his contract with the recently promoted team.

Corinthians chairman Roberto de Andrade said the value of the transfer for the 30-year-old was "about 10, 11 million euros [$12-13 million].''

The former Manchester City and Everton striker returned to the spotlight at his boyhood club in 2017, after a series of behaviour-related incidents affected his career.

Jo also said that he hopes Brazil coach Tite watches him play in Japan and gives him a chance for the next World Cup.

Jo, who was included in Brazil's 2014 World Cup squad, has not featured for his country recently.