Fernandinho signs a new one-year contract

Manchester City captain Fernandinho has signed a new one-year contract to extend his stay until summer of 2022. Having arrived in 2013 from Shakhtar Donetsk, the Brazilian has made 350 appearances for the club, and won 12 trophies, including four Premier League titles and six League Cups.

Speaking after signing the contract, Fernandinho said “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.”

In my point of view, we can do that, there’s still places to improve and to get those targets.”

The Brazilian confirmed the news on his Twitter feed, stating “I‘m delighted to sign another year for this wonderful club. Looking forward to continue my journey and to achieve many goals. I would like to thank God, my family, my teammates, the staff and a special thanks to our amazing fans who have supported me since day one.”

The midfielder added “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.”

Speaking on Fernandinho’s contract, 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.”

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.”

He remains an important player for us and we are delighted he has committed to another year.

Source: Sky Sports

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