Fernandinho signs new deal with Manchester City

Manchester City captain Fernandinho is set to renew his contract with the Premier League club.

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Fernandinho has signed a one-year contract extension on his current deal with Manchester City and will play his ninth season at the club.

The 36-year old Brazilian has agreed to a fresh deal, after helping Pep Guardiola’s side to the Premier League title last term. Fernandinho is an integral part of the squad as he offers much-needed stability in the midfield by anchoring it hence allowing attackers the freedom to express themselves upfront.

The City captain has stated that he has unfinished business at Etihad and still aims at winning the Champions League after losing to Chelsea in their first UCL final last month. “In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet 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,” he said.

City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “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. Since he arrived in 2013, his attitude and consistency have been exceptional, and he has developed into one of our most influential players.”

The Brazilian midfielder arrived in Manchester from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, and since then has amassed 350 appearances for the club along with winning 12 trophies which include the likes of four Premier League titles and a record six League Cups.