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Moyes rules out permanent Jo deal

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Everton boss David Moyes has revealed a summer swoop for in-form Jo is financially out of the question, despite the impact he has made at Goodison Park.

Moyes took a January transfer window gamble on the Manchester City misfit who had scored just three goals in 18 appearances since an £18million move from CSKA Moscow last August. But the 22-year-old scored two goals in a 3-0 victory over Bolton on his Toffees debut, and has since weighed in with a further three in six games - all at home.

"It's not worth discussing as he cost a lot of money, and we don't have that sort of money, that's for sure," confirmed Moyes.

Moyes, though, has been thoroughly delighted - and perhaps a little surprised - with how Jo has performed since his arrival just over two months ago.

"He has come, done terrifically well, and he has got his goals," said Moyes.

"If somebody had said to me I would take a striker on loan and he would score five goals, I'd have said 'That will do me'.

"It's not easy to score in the Premier League, so you have to give him a lot of credit for all those goals.

"Away from home we still have to see him do more. That has been a bit of a concern, but his goals at home have been invaluable.

"He has a really good record, and let's hope he keeps it up. If he does then he will have proven a really good signing, which isn't easy to get in January."

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