Fernandinho extends contract with Man City

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Etihad. The Citizens’ skipper whose contract expired at the end of last season will have stayed nine years at the club by the time the new deal expires.

Fernandinho joined Manchester City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 in a deal worth £30million. The Brazilian has played 350 games for the Etihad outfit and has established himself as a key figure on the pitch and at the club.

Shortly after putting pen to paper on the new deal, he said: “In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet.

“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.

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“In my point of view, we can do that, there’s still places to improve and to get those targets. And obviously, for me and for my family it’s a pleasure to stay in Manchester for one more year.

“If I can keep doing the same way, leading them inside the pitch, off the pitch, to help them to improve and get better and to perform better during the games, I would be the most happy person there.

City 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.”