Fernandinho has signed a two-year extension with Man City that will keep him at the Etihad until 2020.
The Brazilian midfielder, who joined the Cityzens back in 2013 for £30 million from Shakhtar Donetsk, has made a total of 212 appearances for the club.
City manager, Pep Guardiola had recently described Fernandinho as “one of the best three holding midfielders in the world,” and while talking to CityTV following the confirmation of his extension, the 32-year-old hailed the ex-Barcelona boss in return.
The midfielder stated: “This is a Club with a fantastic future and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible.
“With Pep in charge, I feel sure we can win significant silverware and, importantly, we will try to do it playing attractive, attacking football. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this Club and I look forward to seeing what the next few years bring.”
City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain added: “We’re delighted Ferna has signed his new contract. He is a senior member of the squad and his professionalism and work ethic are second to none. His form has been fantastic this season and we’re happy he’s extended his deal for a further two years.”
Fernandinho has featured in a total of 30 games for the Cityzens this campaign, and has been an important part of the squad that has established a 12-point lead at the top of the league table.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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