Fernandinho Extends Manchester City Contract

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Fernandinho of Manchester City signs a contract extension at Manchester City Football Academy on January 28, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Manchester City have confirmed that midfielder Fernandinho has signed a new one-year contract extension.

Fernandinho Extends Manchester City Contract

Experience is Key

The Brazilian, now 34, will continue to provide a wealth of experience to his younger Manchester City team-mates.

He moved to the Etihad Stadium during the summer of 2013; during his first season with the club he made 43 appearances in all competitions, helping City win the Premier League and League Cup.

The success has continued for Fernandinho throughout his time at Manchester City. He has won three Premier League titles in total, as well as four League Cup trophies and one FA Cup medal.

In total, he has made 299 appearances across his seven seasons with the club.

A central midfielder by trade, he has proven his versatility this season, filling in at centre-back for the injured Aymeric Laporte.

What Was Said

Speaking to the official Manchester City website, the Brazilian midfielder said: “This is the best possible news.

“I want to take this opportunity to put on record how grateful I am to my teammates and the backroom staff here at City. Without them, this deal would not be possible, so sincere thanks to every single one of them.

“I have enjoyed every second of my time here. I never expected to build such a meaningful relationship with the Club and the fans, but it has happened, and I am grateful every single day.

“Our fans are unbelievable; I am so happy that I will continue to play for them a year longer. I feel their love and passion and it genuinely helps keep me driven.

“My focus now is on making sure we continue to be successful. My time here has been decorated by silverware, but under Pep’s guidance, we have really accelerated. I want that to carry on for as long as possible.”


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