Fernandinho extends Man City stay


Manchester City skipper Fernandinho has penned a one-year new deal with the reigning English Premier League champions.

The 36-year-old footballer joined the Citizens back in 2013 from Shakhtar Donetsk.

His previous deal was due to expire on Wednesday, 30 June.

Fernandinho has won four Premier League titles and six EFL Cups at Etihad Stadium.

“In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet,” said the Brazilian international.

“And so that’s why I decided to stay here another year and try to help the team and the club to achieve the goals that they’re looking for.”

The midfielder, who can also play in defence has made 350 appearances since his arrival at club and contributed 24 goals in the process.

The club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain also added that: “Fernandinho’s contribution to Manchester City cannot be overstated.”

“He is an outstanding footballer – one of the best in the world in his position – and an exemplary professional.

“He is our captain, our leader and it is a position he has excelled in. There are a number of talented young players in our squad and, therefore, it is vital we have somebody with Fernandinho’s knowledge and experience.”

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By FARPost Reporter